Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers.
It has four main aims to:
- 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 shopworkers is unacceptable behaviour.
- Give shopworkers the confidence to speak out and not accept abuse as just a part of the job.
Since the campaign launched in 2002 we have gained the support of major retail employers to make shops safer for all staff and customers.