Mandate calls on employers to remember “their specific duty of care obligations to employees” during Storm Ophelia
Mandate Trade Union have called on all employers across the country to remember their “their specific duty of care obligations to employees” as Storm Ophelia begins to impact.
Many employers have already told staff they may remain at home today, and Mandate Assistant General Secretary, Gerry Light said the union would like employers to put the welfare of their employees ahead of other considerations.
In a statement, he said: “Given the nature of the severe weather conditions predicted to hit the country later today Mandate Trade Union wishes to remind all employers of their specific duty of care obligations to employees and would ask to place these ahead of any other considerations.
“We would also like to recognise and commend those employers who have already taken definitive action by deciding that businesses will close for the duration of the red warning weather alert.”