To: Mandate Members – Boots – Southern Division

6th April  2021

Re:  2021 Security Rules Update

Dear Member

Please see letter from Jonathan Hogan, Mandate to Rachel Nolan, Boots regarding the above for your information.

Lorraine O’Brien
Divisional Organiser

1st April 2021

Ms Rachel Nolan
HR Operations Manager
Boots Ireland

By Email Only.

Re: 2021 Security Rules Update

Dear Ms. Nolan,

Further to the company’s announcement over the past week regarding updates to the Boots security rules, a number of members across the stores have raised concerns in relation to these developments and the requirement by the company for them to sign a declaration form attached, confirming their acceptance of same. During my discussions with colleagues, it has been made clear to me that fears are been raised in relation to the use of CCTV and the specific mention in the policy update, regarding the use of audio recording.

In addition to the above, issues have been made in relation to the manner in which this update is being rolled out in stores, resulting in no consultation with staff and a forceful approach by store management for staff to sign and accept the document, when clearly they have outstanding questions and apprehensions that need to be addressed by their employer. Given that this document is a declaration of understanding requiring our members to sign it in that context, I would ask the company to refrain from the immediate implementation of this policy update, listen to the concerns raised by our members at both national and at store level and amend the policy to reflect the feedback from your staff.

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Hogan
National Coordinator