NACO is maintaining a regular dialogue with the Co-operative Group regarding the proposed sale of both Farms and Pharmacy, and is committed to keeping members informed of any developments.
Whilst we are aware that the Co-operative Group has undertaken a large amount of work to ready both businesses for sale, we have not further information about the sale at this time. We appreciate that this period of uncertainty will be of concern to many members, and so we would like to take this opportunity to provide information from ACAS regarding TUPE.
TUPE Information (ACAS website)
Over the past few weeks we have been asked by a number of members in both the Farms and Pharmacy business, what implications Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) legislation would have on the proposed sales.More information can be found here on the ACAS website.
If you have any specific questions regarding TUPE that are not answered by the ACAS information linked above you should contact the NACO National Office to speak with an Official.
As soon as NACO has further information to share regarding the proposed sale of either Pharmacy or Farms, we will communicate with all members by email.