All Boots workers – whether you are unionised or not - are urged to attend a ‘Boots General Workers Meeting’ in Jury’s Inn Belfast on Tuesday 1st March at 6pm by Ireland’s leading Trade Union SIPTU.
SIPTU are hosting the meeting to engage with Boots workers on the daily issues affecting them in the stores. They will also present updates on discussions and decisions that have taken place with the excellent Boots Organising Committee Representatives. Despite the Unions’ willingness to engage with Boots Management on a number of concerns – not least of which has been dignity and respect, and increased workloads - to date they have been lacking in becoming involved in any constructive way forward.
SIPTU have been actively involved in a campaign of organising Boots workers for over 18 months, unionising workers in stores across the north.
Encouraging people to attend the meeting, SIPTU Organiser Teri Cregan said,
“The SIPTU Boots Organising committee has been instrumental in empowering workers across the Boots stores and ensuring that their concerns are voiced. The more Boots workers have joined SIPTU, the more confident workers have become, they feel more secure in knowing their rights and in airing a grievance and they know that we are only ever a phone call away.”
“SIPTU are humbled to be working with such dedicated people who are the backbone and key to Boots phenomenal success. We want to ensure that their hard work and loyalty is being treated with the dignity and respect that it deserves, and that their bonuses are in line with the generous bonuses afforded to senior management. The meeting will be an opportunity for engagement between SIPTU and the workers, to raise any issues of concern and to identify possible issues to campaign on and how to get more and more workers organised in the union to increase their collective voice as workers”.
If you would like any more information or to confirm attendance please contact SIPTU on 028 90314000.