Queen's Speech 2021: Usdaw disappointed by Government failure to deliver a New Deal for Workers or action to Save our Shops
11 May 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw expresses disappointment that the Government failed to include in today’s Queen’s Speech the union’s calls for: a new deal for workers to ensure they are valued, respected and have fairly paid secure jobs; reform of Universal Credit to tackle in-work poverty or a plan to revive our struggling high streets.
Queen's Speech 2021: Usdaw calls on the Government to Save our Shops and deliver a New Deal for Workers
10 May 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging the Government to focus tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech on: ensuring workers are valued, respected and have fairly paid secure jobs, along with reform of Universal Credit to tackle in-work poverty, and reversing the decline on our high streets.
Customers urged by Usdaw to follow the rules and respect shopworkers as Scotland's shops reopen
26 April 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw is calling on customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers, as non-essential stores in Scotland reopen.
Usdaw renews calls for legislation to protect staff after abuse against shopworker worsens during the pandemic
14 April 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw is today giving evidence to the influential Home Affairs Select Committee outlining the need for legislation to protect retail staff.
Usdaw urges customers to follow the rules and respect shopworkers
12 April 2021
As non-retail opens on 12 April Usdaw is asking people to play their part in keeping shop workers safe and ensuring there is no risk to the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
TUC Young Workers' Conference 2021: Usdaw highlights how the pandemic has impacted young workers’ rights and safety
26 March 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of members attending this year’s online TUC Young Workers’ Conference, which takes place this weekend (27-28 March). The union is highlighting the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on young workers; in particular that they are more likely to be furloughed, lose their job, be in low-paid insecure work and experience abuse.
ACS crime survey confirms Usdaw findings on the appalling scale of abuse of shopworkers – the Government must act
23 March 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has again called for legislation to better protect retail staff. Today’s (23 March) figures from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) today show that 89% of colleagues working in local shops have experienced some form of abuse, with over 1.2 million incidents recorded over the last year.
Labour backs a new protection of shopworkers law - Usdaw welcomes cross-party support and urges the Government to act
16 March 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed support from the Labour frontbench and across the House of Commons for a protection of shopworkers law. The union calls on the Government to include a provision in their Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to deliver much needed legislation to tackle growing abuse against shopworkers.
8 in 10 shopworkers say abuse has worsened during the pandemic – Usdaw calls on the Government to protect staff
10 March 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has renewed a call for legislation to protect retail staff after they today (10 March) released new statistics showing that 79% of shopworkers say abuse was worse last year.
Crimestoppers Scotland joint campaign to stop abuse of shopworkers welcomed by Usdaw
24 February 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s launch of a joint campaign by Crimestoppers Scotland to raise awareness and stop abuse of shopworkers. The key message is to ‘speak up 100% anonymously about attacks on shopworkers’.