Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse against workers.
It works to spread the message that abuse is not part of the job.
It has four main aims:
- Negotiate with employers for safety and security improvements in stores.
- Campaign for Government to ensure that their policies and actions help tackle retail crime and anti-social behaviour in shopping areas.
- Raise awareness with the shopping public that violence, threats and abuse against workers is unacceptable behaviour.
- Give workers the confidence to speak out and not accept abuse as just a part of the job.
Since the campaign launched in 2002 we have worked with major retail employers, the police and politicians to make workplaces safer for all staff and customers.