Usdaw seeks to meet the Home Secretary to promote protection for shopworkers in the Offensive Weapons Bill
27 June 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed an indication from the Home Secretary that he will look at the protection of shopworkers as part of the Offensive Weapons Bill, which tightens the law on the sale of corrosive substances and knives.
Keep your cool as temperatures rise says Usdaw
26 June 2018
Extreme temperatures, both very hot and very cold, are a familiar problem for workers. While there is a legally enforceable minimum workplace temperature, there is not a corresponding maximum enforceable temperature.
Offensive Weapons Bill is welcomed - Usdaw calls for greater protection for shopworkers
26 June 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed the Offensive Weapons Bill, which is due for its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow. Usdaw is calling on the Government to provide greater protection for shopworkers who will enforce the new law at the point of sale.
An Usdaw backed Scottish Parliament Bill to protect workers progresses to the next stage
26 June 2018
Daniel Johnson MSP (Edinburgh Southern) is aiming to provide additional protections for retail and bar staff, including those who sell age-restricted items.
His member’s bill has now received the necessary cross-party support and will move to the drafting stage.
Usdaw welcomes overwhelming support a new Scottish Parliament Bill to increase protection for workers
28 May 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has been working with Scottish Labour MSP Daniel Johnson and has welcomed the Scottish Parliament Member’s Bill he has lodged which would increase the protection of workers.
Usdaw's 'Justice for Injured Workers' campaign is backed by a select committee report
17 May 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s Justice Select Committee report on a Ministry of Justice proposal to raise the limit for personal injury claims dealt with in a small claims court from £1,000 to £5,000 for RTA cases and to £2000 for workplace and other non RTA injuries.
Union workplaces are safer workplaces says Usdaw on International Workers' Memorial Day
27 April 2018
Tomorrow is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) when the trade union and labour movement commemorates all those who have been killed by workplace accidents and disease. For #IWMD2018 Usdaw is highlighting that union organised workplaces are safer workplaces and the role of health and safety reps.
Shoplifting in England and Wales continues to rise according to police recorded crimes – Usdaw calls for action
26 April 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called for Government action in light of the Office for National Statistics today reporting an 8% increase in police recorded incidents of shoplifting during 2017, continuing the trend of a 31% increase over the last decade.
Scottish Protection of Workers Bill gets strong support from the retail union Usdaw
24 April 2018
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has responded to a consultation on a Protection of Workers Bill, which is being promoted in the Scottish parliament by Daniel Johnson MSP (Labour, Edinburgh Southern). The union fully supports the creation of a new offence of assault against a worker in the retail sector.
Shopworkers enforcing age-restricted sales need better protection say Usdaw delegates
22 April 2018
Delegates at the shopworkers’ trade union annual conference, Usdaw’s ADM, have today backed concerns with the Think-25 policy for the sale of alcohol.