M&S Collective Redundancy Consultation

TO:         All Mandate Members in-scope to be effected by the company’s announcement.

RE:        Update on negotiations

6th October 2023

Dear Member,

Please be advised that a reconvened meeting between your elected Mandate representatives and Officials and representatives from the Marks and Spencer’s HR department took place today, following our last meeting on the 19th of September 2023.

Mandate raised the need for certainty to be given to colleagues as soon as possible. The union has tabled a number of options that we are seeking from the company. Although no agreement has been reached at this stage Mandate representatives and the company have agreed in principle to meet again as soon as possible in an effort to finalise set of proposals that our members can ballot on.

We understand that this is a very stressful time for all of the impacted workers, and it is our desire that we can resolve the various issues of concerns raised by the members as quickly as possible and to your satisfaction. As soon as there are further developments, we will keep you informed.

Yours sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Johnathan Hogan, Jim Fuery, John O’Donnell