Paddy Lillis addresses the Co-op 'Safer Communities, Safer Shopworkers' fringe meeting at Labour conference in Brighton
23 September 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis has today addressed a fringe meeting at Labour conference in Brighton, jointly organised by The Co-op Group and the Co-operative Party, looking at ‘safer communities, safer shopworkers’.
Usdaw welcomes the Association of British Insurers call for the small claims limit to remain at £1,000 for employers' and public liability claims
04 September 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has released the following statement in response to an article by James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Shoplifting up by 17% in the last 10 years - Usdaw calls for the Government to act to cut crime and protect shopworkers
18 July 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis has called for Government action in light of the Office for National Statistics today reporting a 17% increase in police recorded incidents of shoplifting in England and Wales over the last decade.
80% of retail staff say violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers are getting worse - Usdaw calls on the Government to act
28 June 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has today responded to the Government’s ‘call for evidence’ by telling the Home Office that 80% of shopworkers believe violence and abuse are getting worse and nearly two-thirds have been victims of a physical or verbal attack.
Retail employers join Usdaw's call on Government to act on violence and abuse against shopworkers
28 June 2019
A group of businesses and trade bodies representing the retail sector, along with the shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw, have written to the Home Secretary and other Ministers, calling for more to be done to tackle widespread violence and abuse against shopworkers.
Usdaw welcomes Co-op calls for action to tackle attacks against shopworkers
20 June 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s call by the Co-op for stronger protection for retail staff in the face of rising attacks.
'Protection for shopworkers against knife crime' delegates at Usdaw ADM urge the Government to act
07 May 2019
Delegates at the shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw annual conference have today supported calls for the Government to legislate on shop security staff wearing stab vests and greater control on the sale of knives.
Police funding cuts condemned by Usdaw ADM delegates
06 May 2019
Delegates at the Usdaw annual conference today backed a call on the Government to reverse ongoing cuts and increase police funding. They expressed deep concern about at 14% increase in offences and believe this is the effect of a reduction in police officers.
Age-restricted sales are a key trigger for abuse against shopworkers - Usdaw ADM delegates call on the Government to act
05 May 2019
Shopworker’s trade union Usdaw has supported action to protect retail staff who enforce the law on age-restricted sales. Delegates at the union’s annual conference in Blackpool voted unanimously to lobby the Government on the issue.
A UK shopworker is abused, threatened or assaulted over 20 times a year on average – Usdaw calls on the Government to act
30 April 2019
Shopworker’s trade union Usdaw has today released shocking statistics from their annual survey which shows that on average UK shopworkers were verbally abused, threatened or assaulted 21 times last year, which is nearly once a fortnight.