Usdaw concerned that shoplifting continues to rise according to police recorded crimes in England and Wales
25 January 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has questioned whether police cuts are having an effect on crime as the Office for National Statistics today details a 10% increase in police recorded incidents of shoplifting during the year to September 2017, continuing the trend of a 30% increase over the last decade.
Protection of Workers Bill launched by Daniel Johnson MSP with support of Usdaw and retailers
22 January 2018
Labour MSP Daniel Johnson has today launched his proposal for a new law to protect workers. Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw and businesses are supporting the change, with the consultation launched today at a Scotmid store in Edinburgh.
Usdaw takes their 'Justice for Injured Workers' campaign to Parliament
16 January 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is urging the Government not to restrict access to justice for victims of workplace accidents or diseases. The union today gave evidence to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee in opposition to Government reforms to personal injury cases.
Usdaw calls for respect for shopworkers in the run-up to Christmas and throughout the festive period
19 December 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has urged shoppers to keep calm and show respect for retail staff when Christmas shopping and throughout the festive period, particularly in the post-Christmas sales.
TUC condemns plans to ditch working time protection
19 December 2017
The TUC has spoken out against proposals from Ministers to scrap the Working Time Directive in post-Brexit Britain. Repealing the Working Time Regulations would remove rights to paid holidays, daily and weekly rest breaks, restrictions on maximum weekly hours and health protection for night workers. At least 7 million workers would lose out according to the TUC.
We all love a Black Friday bargain, but please respect shopworkers
23 November 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called for a calm and orderly Black Friday (24 November 2017) as millions of shoppers are set to take advantage of what is now described as the biggest discounting day of the retail year.
'Keep your cool at Christmas' - Usdaw takes their Freedom from Fear campaign to the Welsh Assembly
21 November 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has taken the union’s Freedom from Fear campaign to the National Assembly for Wales today, as reps and activists call on Assembly Members to back the ‘Keep your cool at Christmas’ message.
Respect for Shopworkers Week is over, but Usdaw's Freedom from Fear Campaign continues
20 November 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has thanked all Usdaw activists who ran hundreds of events across the UK to raise awareness of the violence threats and abuse that retail staff face all too often.
34 Scottish shopworkers are assaulted every day with many more threatened and abused - Usdaw survey
16 November 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has launched Respect for Shopworkers Week with shocking statistics from the union’s Freedom From Fear Survey, which shows that in Scotland 70% of shopworkers were verbally abused, 42% were threatened and 5% were assaulted over the last 12 months.
80% of shopworkers say there needs to be a new 'protection of workers' law an Usdaw survey reveals
15 November 2017
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has joined with the overwhelming majority of shopworkers who are calling on the Government to introduce legislation to provide an additional penalty for those who assault workers in the course of their duties.