Update for all Mandate Members in Heatons/Sports Direct/Brand Max

Date:    6th July 2021
To:        All Mandate Members in Heatons/Sports Direct/Brand Max
Re:        Pay & Benefits Claim and Covid-19 Survey

Dear Member,

What follows is a brief update from the National Negotiating Committee.

National Talks

The National Negotiating Team and Company Representatives met remotley on Thursday the 1st of July. The unanimous rejection of the company’s initial proposals was put to the company. Furthermore the results of the Covid-19 Survey were shared with the company representatives. It was agreed that the parties would reconvene as early as possible and we will keep all members up to date as talks progress.

Covid-19 Survey Results

As per our most recent communication there was a terrific response to the Covid Survey by members. What follows is a synopsis of the results.

Q 3 What additional measures would you like to see your employer implement or what concerns would you like to have raised with the company regarding their response to Covid-19?

PositionIssue of Concern
1.Screens at tills
2.Security concerns and customers not wearing masks etc.
3.Ongoing cleaning and ventilation
4.Numbers being allowed into shops
5.Issues around Covid tests and self isolating


Since the National Shop Stewards meeting on the 3rd of June we have had a number of new members in Heatons/SportsDirect/Brand Max from right across the country. To those who are receiving their first communication from Mandate, you are very welcome to the union and well done to all those who are working to build a strong and well organised union in their shop. You can continue to assist your colleagues to join by sharing the following link with them joinmandate.ie

Yours fraternally,
On behalf of the National Negotiating Team,

Mandy Kane
Divisional Organiser