Nearly 9 in 10 shopworkers abused last year - Usdaw urges MSPs to back a new law to protect Scottish retail staff
18 January 2021
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has today released new figures showing the extent of abuse retail staff suffered last year, ahead of tomorrow’s final vote in the Scottish Parliament on ground-breaking legislation to protect retail staff.
Welsh Government delivers on Usdaw calls for improved safety measures in stores
15 January 2021
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s announcement, by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, that businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation. The union has been inundated with complaints from members deeply concerned
about their safety, as customers blatantly flout the rules.
Shopworkers' concerns grow - Usdaw calls on all retailers to reinstate full lockdown safety measures in stores
08 January 2021
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has made an urgent call on supermarkets and food retailers to immediately revert to the stringent safety measures in stores that applied during the first lockdown. The union has been inundated with complaints from members deeply concerned about their safety as customers blatantly flout the rules.
MPs’ inquiry into violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers welcomed by Usdaw
18 December 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s announcement of a ‘Violence and abuse towards retail workers’ inquiry by the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. Yesterday the union secured 100,000 signatures on a ‘protect shopworkers’ petition that should now trigger a parliamentary debate.
Usdaw protect shopworkers petition passes the 100K signatures needed to trigger a parliamentary debate
17 December 2020
A parliamentary petition that seeks to protect retail staff from violence, threats and abuse has passed the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a parliamentary debate. Usdaw now seeks the support of MPs and the Government for legislation to protect retail staff.
Government again rejects a new law to protect shopworkers from assault - Usdaw urges them to listen to staff and retailers
14 December 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw was disappointed to again hear a Government Minister reject a Bill to protect shop workers from violent attacks, a measure that is also supported by retail employers.
Usdaw petition tops 80K after a Respect for Shopworkers Week boost
23 November 2020
A parliamentary petition that seeks to protect retail staff from violence, threats and abuse has passed 80,000 signatures following the annual Respect for Shopworkers Week. Usdaw continues to campaign for 100,000 signatures that should trigger a parliamentary debate.
Retail industry unites in a call to respect shopworkers - Usdaw continues campaign for 100,000 petition signatures
20 November 2020
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw and community retailer the Co-op today organised a round table event for the retail industry and police representatives.
New law to protect Scottish shopworkers moves to the next stage Usdaw welcomes the progress
17 November 2020
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw welcomes protection of shopworkers legislation passing stage two in the Scottish Parliament, which would make it a specific offence to abuse, threaten or assault a shopworker.
Three-quarters of retail staff say abuse has been worse during the pandemic - Usdaw launches Respect for Shopworkers Week
16 November 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw has today launched Respect for Shopworkers Week with shocking statistics from their annual survey. Interim results from over 2,000 retail staff show that so far this year: