Install Air Conditioning at B&M Bargains Stores

Install Air Conditioning at B&M Bargains Stores

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JACOB MAYES started this petition to B&M Bargains and

I am an avid shopper a B&M Bargains and I like shopping in your stores. Our local employees work hard at our local B&M store in beeston. Recently however, me and other locals who shop there have grown concerned about the lack of A/C in the stores, especially during the heat.

While we make allowances for small businesses due to tighter margins regarding A/C Units, we feel that large corporations should invest in an aircon system for times of heat. The employees in there I observed as a customer were working in temperatures way too high to be comfortable for the employees, and I was only in there say ten minutes. Many other large chains do have A/C in their stores, but our local B and M bargains does not.

The employees continue to work hard as they always do, but I feel they deserve better. Other than this, I am very happy with the shopping experience.

I would like to get the signatures of many locals in Beeston and other areas in the UK, who would also like to see air-con given to the employees and customers who work at their local B&M store. This would also improve customer comfort as an added benefit, but this is secondary to my concerns. The heat makes my own ME/CFS very bad, but I only have to walk in there ten minutes if I want to shop there, not work full length shifts.

We hope to see air-con installed at not only this store, but others as well, we feel this would do good for employee well-being and customer experience, and also productivity and thus financial aspects for the company during hot times. See these links for studies on the subject:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10789669.2007.10390941

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291708632_COMFORT_TEMPERATURE_IN_AIR_CONDITIONED_OFFICE_BUILDINGS_CASE_STUDY_OF_INDONESIA_AND_SINGAPORE

A workplace temperature of a maximum of 24 Celsius is recommended by the world health organisation for comfort of people, see the second link to download the PDF which contains references to this. These stores had temperatures well in excess of 35 degrees C.

I would like to thank you for reading this petition of concern and I wish you to have a good summer. Please sign this petition if you are local to Beeston or you would like to see your local B&M bargains store have A/C anywhere in the UK.

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