Usdaw calls for paid time off for carers
05 August 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has responded to a Government consultation on a proposed new right for eligible employees to take one week's unpaid leave each year to provide care.
Selfridges planning to cut 450 jobs as annual sales expected to fall due to the pandemic
28 July 2020
Following a review of its business the retailer is set to reduce its total headcount by 14 per cent to cope with the impact of the virus, the subsequent lockdown and the changes that have been happening on the high street even before COVID-19.
As new rules on face covering come into force in England, Usdaw calls for the public to support shopworkers
23 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is reminding shoppers that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory from Friday 24 July in shops in England. Usdaw asks shoppers to follow the law and help to protect shopworkers and other customers by wearing a face covering, while following existing social distancing and hygiene procedures. Shopworkers are not responsible for enforcing the law, and abuse should not be part of the job.
Usdaw welcomes ruling that universal credit monthly assessment method is “irrational and unlawful”
22 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the ruling that assessing universal credit payments on a monthly – rather than four-weekly – basis is “irrational and unlawful”.
Usdaw welcomes pay rise for public sector workers but says the only way to reward all key workers is with a £10 minimum wage and a New Deal
21 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the above-inflation pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers. After months of being on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic this will be good news for public sector workers.
Marks and Spencer planning to cut 950 roles
21 July 2020
Following speculation in the press about potential job losses the company today announced that it will be axing 950 roles as part of a major restructuring of its store management and head office operations.
Minimum wage of at least £10 and an end to rip-off youth rates - Usdaw gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission
16 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is today giving oral evidence to the Low Pay Commission
on minimum wage rates, ahead of them making recommendations to the
Government about National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to be introduced on 1 April 2021.
Government must engage with Usdaw and retailers to agree detailed face coverings advice
14 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is concerned that the Secretary of State for Health did not indicate, in his statement to the House of Commons, that the Government will engage with the union and retailers on detailed guidance for the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops.
Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed
13 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops, but warns that it can only be effective alongside existing social distancing and hygiene procedures. Usdaw calls on the Government to publish detailed guidance and safety procedures that are agreed with the union and retail employers.
Government confusion on face coverings is not helpful for shop workers - Usdaw calls for clarity
13 July 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has urged the Government to clarify their policy on face coverings in shops. The union recognises that face coverings can help limit the spread of the virus, but reiterates the need to follow established social distancing measures. Usdaw is calling for clarity and detailed guidance to end confusion and help protect retail staff from abuse.