Health and safety: Usdaw delegates call for better workplace security, EU safety laws to be retained and pandemic lessons to be learnt
03 May 2022
Usdaw’s Annual Delegate Meeting at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens has today supported calls for employers to do more on security in stores, the retention of safety standards that were guaranteed by EU law, along with the Government and employers learning the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Better protection for shopworkers is needed in the face of rising violence, threats and abuse says Usdaw
03 May 2022
Usdaw’s Annual Delegate Meeting has today supported a call for legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to make it a specific offence to abuse, threaten or assault a retail worker, as currently exists in Scotland
Long Covid means absence management policies must be changed says Usdaw
01 May 2022
Delegates at Usdaw’s annual conference in Blackpool have today backed a call for company absence management policies to be amended to support employees with long Covid, so they are not pressurised to return to work before they are fully recovered.
Institute of Customer Service survey confirms Usdaw findings on the scale of abuse of shopworkers
29 April 2022
An Institute of Customer Service survey has found that abuse of shopworkers remains high and is still hugely under reported. This is in line with the findings in Usdaw’s own survey.
Health and safety is a fundamental right at work says Usdaw on International Workers’ Memorial Day
28 April 2022
Every year April 28 is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). It is the international trade union day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
Government crime report confirms Usdaw findings on the scale of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers
30 March 2022
A Home Office report has found that attacks against shopworkers significantly increased during the pandemic, with high levels of verbal abuse, threats and violence. This is in line with the findings in Usdaw’s own survey and the Association of Convenience Stores’ annual crime report.
ACS Crime Report 2022 confirms Usdaw's findings that 9 in 10 shopworkers suffered verbal abuse last year
08 March 2022
Leading retail trade body the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has today published their annual crime report, which confirms Usdaw’s findings of the scale of violence, threats and abuse faced by shopworkers.
Abuse, threats and violence against shopworkers remain high, confidence in reporting incidents is low - Usdaw annual survey results published
03 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has today published shocking statistics from their annual survey of nearly 3,500 retail staff, which show that in the last twelve months:
Ending free tests and self-isolation rules, along with no masks is a triple whammy for Covid safety in stores says Usdaw
16 February 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging the Government not to end, next week, free test kits and the requirement to self-isolate. The union believes caution is still needed while infection rates and deaths are still high and is also calling for a new deal on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Customers urged by Usdaw to continue wearing a face covering in store and respect shopworkers
26 January 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging customers to observe covid safety measures, despite the Government ending the mandatory wearing of a face covering in shops in England tomorrow. Face coverings continue to be mandatory when shopping in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.