Future of retail work plan launched by Usdaw to make retail jobs better jobs and help save our shops
12 July 2023
Retail trade union Usdaw has today (12 July) launched a new blueprint for the future of retail work, to ensure that retail jobs are better jobs. It is published as retail continues to face one of the most challenging periods in history. Since 2018 nearly three-quarters of a million retail jobs have been lost, with over 75,000 store closures, as online retail grew. That accelerated during the pandemic and already this year over 30,000 retail jobs have gone, along with more than 2,000 store closures.