Union Usdaw seeks recognition at Marks and Spencer

Retail union Usdaw is seeking a recognition agreement with Marks and Spencer to represent its employees.

The union has launched a national recruitment drive at M&S stores in a bid to boost membership figures and help encourage a formal agreement with the retailer.

Usdaw members are distributing leaflets to M&S employees across the UK.

General secretary John Hannett said: “This recruitment drive is being led by our existing members within M&S who are telling us that many of their colleagues would be interested in joining us.”

“M&S workers want an independent trade union and one that knows the retail sector inside out, so the more people who join the greater pressure there will be for M&S to talk to us about a formal recognition agreement.”

“Our members know our vast experience in the retail sector can help to protect their terms and conditions as M&S makes significant changes to the way it operates and we can work with the company to help make sure their recent revival continues.”

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