Mandate Trade Union presented the case for all LloydsPharmacy members to receive improvements to their terms and conditions of employment at the Labour Court today (Friday, 26th April 2019).
Mandate’s claim includes demands for:
Management for the company did not attend the hearing, which Mandate’s Assistant General Secretary, Gerry Light, said exposed their attitude towards their own workers and the State’s industrial relations machinery.
“Unfortunately, yet again, LloydsPharmacy management have attempted to deny their workers their basic human right to be represented by a trade union of their choice for collective bargaining purposes,” said Mr Light.
He added, “Last year the company made several concessions on pay and benefits based on our campaign for decent jobs and decent pay for LloydsPharmacy workers.
“The pay increase implemented for 2018 had an expiry date of 31st March 2019. We are now well past that point so we believe our members are entirely justified in seeking another pay increase, along with improvements to other conditions of employment.
“We believe our demands are very reasonable and will bring Lloyds Pharmacy workers’ conditions of employment closer to that of workers in their main competitor, Boots Ireland, where workers are afforded the right to be represented by Mandate,” concluded Mr Light.
Mandate expects to hear a result from the case in the coming weeks and will keep all members updated.
If you work in LloydsPharmacy or any other pharmacy group, Mandate is your trade union. You can join by going to www.joinmandate.ie.