John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says:
“We are using our annual spotlight day to reach out to members who are juggling their jobs with looking after someone. The union understands the pressures they are under and our reps can help with support on workplace issues and signposting to other appropriate support organisations where caring is causing problems that go beyond the workplace.
“It’s all about creating awareness and I hope people will join our Thunderclap and use social media to help achieve that.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fourth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 17% in the last five years and by nearly a third in the last decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
Usdaw Thunderclap: http://thndr.me/GNpu5w
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