Black Friday caused a two-thirds increase in abuse against shopworkers last year says Usdaw
26 November 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called for calm on Black Friday as the union’s latest survey results show that last year’s Black Friday sales resulted in a two-thirds increase in incidents of verbal abuse, threats and violence against retail staff.
Usdaw has backed police calls for retailers to improve security on Black Friday
11 November 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed advice from the National Police Chiefs' Council saying that shops must put adequate security in place to avoid a repeat of the scuffles seen during last year's Black Friday sales.
Revelations on the Dispatches programme tonight show that Aldi staff need Usdaw
09 November 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is calling on Aldi to get round the table and resolve the many issues raised by union members who work for the discount retailer and problems identified in tonight’s Dispatches programme on Channel 4.
1 in 5 assaulted shopworkers did not report the incident to their employer – an Usdaw survey says
08 November 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett is very concerned that so many shopworkers are suffering in silence, as interim results of Usdaw’s latest Freedom From Fear survey show that 22% of shopworkers did not report a violent attack by a customer to their employer.
One in four workers have had time off because of mental health issues, an Usdaw survey reveals
09 October 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has released initial findings of a members’ survey ahead of the 2015 World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.
Keep your cool as temperatures rise says Usdaw
30 June 2015
Extreme temperatures, both very hot and very cold, are a familiar problem for workers. While there is a legally enforceable minimum temperature in the workplace there is not a corresponding maximum enforceable temperature.
Remember the dead and fight for the living - Usdaw members mark Workers' Memorial Day
28 April 2015
Delegates at the shopworker trade union Annual Delegate Meeting today in Blackpool commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day with a two-minute silence.
14 Welsh shopworkers are assaulted every day – an Usdaw survey says
24 April 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has today released survey results which show that last year, on average, 14 shopworkers were assaulted every day across Wales, which is above the national average.
30 shopworkers in the South East are assaulted every day – an Usdaw survey says
24 April 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has today released survey results which show that last year, on average, 30 shopworkers were assaulted every day across the South East of England.
Over 1,000 shopworkers in the North East were assaulted last year – an Usdaw survey says
24 April 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has today released survey results which show that last year over 1,000 shopworkers were assaulted across the North East, almost 30% of were threatened by customers and over half were verbally abused.