To: Mandate Members – Tesco – Western / North & West Divisions

29th March 2021

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination

Dear Member

Please see further letter sent to Mr. Frank Timmins regarding above for your information.

John Carty
Divisional Organiser

Ciaran Campbell
Divisional Organiser

Mr Frank Timmins
Head of Employee Relations
Tesco Ireland Ltd

29 March 2021


RE: Covid-19 Vaccination

Dear Mr Timmins,

I refer to our previous correspondence of the 12th January 2021 calling on the relevant state agencies to provide priority treatment for our members in the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme and despite formal confirmation of same I presume Tesco Ireland are supportive of this call?

As we see a widening of the vaccination programme I would be obliged if you could confirm whether any provision is being made for the following.

  1. Paid time off in order to facilitate our members’ attendance at vaccination appointments.
  2. Paid time off in circumstances where our members experience a short term excessive negative reaction to the vaccine that prohibits their attendance at work.

Yours sincerely
For Mandate Trade Union

Gerry Light
General Secretary

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