National Carers Week: Usdaw celebrates the contribution of working carers and calls on the Government to provide more support
06 June 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is marking National Carers Week (6-12 June 2021) by celebrating the crucial role carers have in families and communities, highlighting the difficulties of juggling work with caring for someone and calling on the Government to do more to support the huge contribution made by 6.5 million carers across the UK.
British Retail Consortium survey exposes the extent of abuse against retail staff – Usdaw calls for retail crime to be taken seriously
31 May 2022
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is calling for action to ensure that all incidents of abuse, threats and violence against retail workers are taken seriously.
Usdaw raises with MPs the challenges workers face with the introduction of new technology and self-service tills
27 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has given evidence to MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Retail, highlighting the challenges workers face with the introduction of new technology and focussing on the greater use of self-service tills.
Chancellor's cost of living crisis response goes nowhere near far enough to help workers struggling to make ends meet says Usdaw
26 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has been left unimpressed by the Government’s weak support for workers facing a cost of living crisis, after they were today dragged kicking and screaming into backing Labour’s windfall tax on excessive oil and gas profits.
Ofgem forecast of a £2,800 energy price cap in October is spine chilling says Usdaw, the Government must act
24 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw continues to call for urgent action to tackle spiralling energy costs after the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) forecasts an energy price cap of around £2,800 in October. This is a further increase from the current £1,971 set in April, which was a 54% hike from £1,278, and it would raise the typical fuel bill by £800.
'Look before you leap' - Usdaw advises members as the Government restarts migration onto Universal Credit
24 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is encouraging members to claim the social security benefits that they are entitled and to be cautious when voluntarily migrating from tax credits to Universal Credit.
Welsh Congress 2022: Usdaw raises the cost of living crisis and protection of retail workers from abuse, threats and violence
24 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of reps and officials attending the Biennial Congress of Wales TUC in Venue Cymru, Llandudno from 24 to 26 May. Usdaw is calling for action to tackle the growing cost of living crisis and the significant increase in abuse of retail workers.
Usdaw makes the case for Government reforms to close the gender pension income gap
23 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw is calling for action to address the significant pension income gap between men and women. Studies show that the pension income gap currently stands at 38%, which is twice the current gender pay gap.
STUC LGBT+ Conference: Usdaw calls for support for non-binary workers and action to tackle LGBT+ hate crime
20 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of members, reps and officials attending the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Plus (LGBT+) conference, taking place this weekend in Glasgow.
Save our shops by levelling the playing field with an online sales tax says Usdaw
20 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has today responded to a Government consultation on the introduction of an online sales tax as a means to rebalance the taxation of the retail sector between online and in-store retail.