To All Mandate Members

8 December 2020

Dear Member,

Following the reopening of retail in the past week, the industry has witnessed unimaginable footfall and sales growth with some retailers re-evaluating their trading projections for 2020. Given these developments and the rise in seasonal sales, we are also witnessing the recruitment of new retail workers and welcoming our new members, some of whom have entered the retail industry for the first time.

In acknowledging these developments, we are constantly reminded of the risks associated with working within the retail environment, due to Covid-19 and the requirements to maintain social distancing, the wearing of face coverings e.g. masks, the use of sanitizer gel, crowd control management, etc. Your safety is our concern and we depend on your feedback so we can proactively represent your interests. Mandate has a number of Union representatives working within your stores, such as Shop Stewards, Union House Committees and Union Health and Safety representatives.

If for any reason, you wish to raise concerns in relation to Covid or indeed any concerns, regarding your employment, our union representatives instore or in our offices regionally are there to help you and we are always seeking to expand our union store structures, so feel free to express an interest and call one of our local Mandate offices at the numbers below for further advice.

Cork021 4270101
Dublin01 8746321
Galway091 562750
Limerick061 310010
Waterford051 874631

Yours fraternally
For Mandate Trade Union

Jonathan Hogan
National Coordinator

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