Our Ref HC/1/1
19th February 2016
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS AND REGIONAL OFFICES
STAFF FEEDING – SELECT SERVICE PARTNERS
Further to my previous Circular IR/198/15 19th August 2015, Branches will recall that we have been in discussions with SSP over their decision to remove the entitlement to free meals.
Despite raising this matter at several meetings the company have refused to reverse their decision and discount cards have been distributed to staff which can be used at all rail, retail and air outlets in the UK. However there are exceptions in Dublin, 7 Rail stations and 53 Starbucks outlets although they state this is only for technical reasons relating to the till software which they are looking to resolve. In addition the company confirmed that they put in new fridges, kettles and microwaves at workplaces for staff to use.
The National Executive Committee has noted the situation and I have also informed the National Industrial Organising Conference for Catering Grades of this latest development.