NEW REDUNDANCY OFFER REJECTED BY 4HOME STORES STAFF
Staff at the closed 4Home stores in Mitchelstown rejected a new redundancy pay offer at a meeting in Cork city this week.
The meeting took place on Monday and it is reported that after intense negotiations the company has increase its offer to the equivalent of three and a half weeks pay for every year of service.
“This is nowhere near the Labour Commission’s recommendation. The staff have over 200 years combined service to the company with some working here in Mitchelstown for over 30 years. We want nothing short of what was recommended by the Labour Relations Commission,” one staff member told The Avondhu.
MANDATE, which is the union representing the staff, are also unhappy with the company’s offer.
“This offer clearly is nowhere near that recommended by the Labour Court, we asked that the company take this matter to Dairygold who are, after all, the umbrella group for this matter and that they increase their offer accordingly,” Lorraine O’Brien from MANDATE told The Avondhu.
The workers are however adamant that they will not accept the latest offer from the company.
“The store in Mitchelstown may be closed but we are still here and will stay here until this matter is sorted out,” one employee said.
A spokesman for the company declined to comment.
Thursday 22nd October 7:05pm