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Dairy Home delivery Home Shopping Production and Manufacturing Retail Food Retail Non-food Transport Warehouse and Distribution Displaying results 1 - 1033 (of 1033) | Show: 10 | 20 | 50 | All Usdaw looks beyond the Coronavirus emergency with a call for a new deal for workers and the retail industry 01 June 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw has responded to the BEIS Select Committee enquiry into the impact of the Coronavirus emergency with a call for a new deal for the workers, who for many years have been undervalued, and a new deal for the already crisis hit retail industry. 50 years on from the Equal Pay Act and there is still much more to do on closing the gender pay gap says Usdaw 29 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw is marking today’s 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970 with a call for a new deal for workers including action on closing the gender pay gap. Usdaw has launched a ‘New Deal for Workers’ campaign, which seeks better pay and rights, with fair treatment and equality for all workers. While you’re looking after the shop, who is looking after you? There’s never been a more important time to join Usdaw 27 May 2020 As more shops are set to open in the coming weeks, retail trade union Usdaw is urging workers across the sector to join the union for greater protection. Human and business costs of retail crime and violence set out in a new report - Usdaw calls on the Government to respond 27 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed a new report Retail violence: abused and attacked at work by broadcast journalist Jamie Long, which sets out the cost to business and staff of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers. Usdaw welcomes the appointment of David Evans as Labour's new General Secretary 26 May 2020 Retail trade union and Labour’s third largest affiliate Usdaw has welcomed the appointment of David Evans as the new General Secretary of the Labour Party, Usdaw congratulates him and looks forward to working with him to elect a Labour Government. Usdaw urges retailers to put safety first when reopening stores 26 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw is urging retailers to work with the union to do rigorous risk assessments and ensure stores are safe for staff and customers. Usdaw has also called on the Government for tougher guidance and more rigorous enforcement of safety. U-turn on fee for foreign health and care workers welcome - Usdaw calls for all key workers to be exempted 21 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Keir Starmer’s victory on overseas health and care staff being exempted from the fee levied on migrants to pay for the NHS. Usdaw now calls on the Prime Minister to go further on his U-turn and extend the exemption to all key workers providing essential services through the Coronavirus emergency. Usdaw welcomes Well Pharmacy 10% premium for staff in recognition of the essential work they are doing during the Coronavirus crisis 18 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Well Pharmacy’s decision to pay a 10% premium payment to frontline pharmacy and Home Delivery Driver teams. Usdaw welcomes the theme of kindness for Mental Health Awareness Week in these times of high anxiety 18 May 2020 Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) organised by the Mental Health Foundation, who have chosen kindness as the theme. Good mental health is a priority for Usdaw and the union is celebrating the role that workplace reps play in supporting members through the ‘It’s Good to Talk’ campaign. IDAHOTB 2020: Usdaw calls for an end to LGBT+ harassment and welcomes the ‘breaking the silence’ theme 17 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw is celebrating the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on May 17, with a call for action to tackle LGBT+ harassment in our workplaces and welcomes the theme of ‘breaking the silence’ for 2020. Employers and trade unions in key manufacturing sector support Mental Health Awareness Week 15 May 2020 Chemical Industries Association employers and the trade unions Usdaw, Unite, GMB, Community and Prospect remain committed to ensuring that the protection of workers’ health and safety is vital. Community pharmacy trade unions Usdaw and PDA call on Government to facilitate talks on workplace safety 14 May 2020 The Pharmacists Defence Association and Usdaw have written a joint letter to Health & Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, calling on him to facilitate tripartite discussion between government, community pharmacy employer representatives and the trade unions to agree safe working practices across the sector. Scottish Parliament committee scrutinises proposed protection of shopworkers law - Usdaw calls for the Bill to progress 13 May 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed further scrutiny of the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill at today’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting. Usdaw calls for the Bill to complete Stage 1 and progress to Stage 2 of the legislative process, so that the Parliament can give consideration to amendments. Safety first is the only way lockdown measures can be eased says Usdaw 10 May 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has responded to the Prime Minister’s statement by urging a safety first approach to easing lockdown measures. The union cautions non-food retailers not to open until they can guarantee staff and customer safety and urges them to adopt the joint advice agreed with the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Usdaw is calling on businesses to work with trade unions to carry out risk assessments in workplaces before re-opening for business. Lincolnshire Co-op urged by Usdaw to end their ‘mean-spirited’ response to furloughed, self-isolating and vulnerable staff 07 May 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is urging Lincolnshire Co-operative to end the removal of staff discount from their employees who are furloughed and fully pay vulnerable staff off work and those who are self-isolating, so they don’t have to survive on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) of just £95.85 per week. Scottish Government engagement in protection of shopworkers welcomed by Usdaw - the union calls for legislation 07 May 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed comments made by Ash Denham MSP, Minister for Community Safety about engaging with the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill. The union calls on the Scottish Government to support the Bill progressing to Stage 2 of the parliamentary process and help it to become law. Usdaw and BRC working together on how the retail sector can be safely brought out of lockdown 06 May 2020 Comments from the Prime Minister in his recent press conference, and news coverage over the weekend would seem to suggest that an announcement on the lifting of some lockdown restrictions is imminent. The Range staff continue to complain about safety, as the company still refuses to respond to Usdaw 06 May 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has expressed deep disappointment that The Range continues to ignore staff complaints about a lack of social distancing in store and that the company has still not responded to the union’s offer to work together to protect staff. The FDF and UK trade unions working together to feed the nation 06 May 2020 The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Usdaw, Unite, BFAWU and GMB, have joined together for the first time to commend the efforts of all those working in food and drink manufacturing who are doing so much to keep the nation fed and to maintain the UK’s food security. The Coronavirus emergency shows that we need a New Deal for Workers says Usdaw 01 May 2020 Retail trade union Usdaw is marking International Workers’ Day (1 May) by calling for a New Deal for Workers, after the Coronavirus emergency has shown that millions of low-paid and undervalued workers have stepped up in the most difficult of circumstances to keep our country going. Debenhams tells staff they’ll have to claim redundancy pay from the Government – Usdaw says staff are not being treated with dignity 30 April 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has called for urgent talks with Debenhams and their administrators to give staff a voice in the future of the business. The company has written to all employees threatening more redundancies, further store closures and staff ‘will be required to apply to the Government for statutory payments, including redundancy pay and pay in lieu of notice’. Shocking survey shows life is tough on the retail frontline of the Coronavirus Emergency - Usdaw calls for a new deal 29 April 2020 Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has today published the results of an online survey of members about the impact of Coronavirus in the workplace. It provides an in-depth look at the working life of our key workers ensuring food supplies are maintained at this time of crisis. Stop the pandemic at work and remember those we've lost says Usdaw on International Workers' Memorial Day 27 April 2020 Every year April 28 is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). This is the international trade union day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. The focus this year is of course the global COVID-19 pandemic. While everyone is affected by the crisis, many workers are on the frontline.