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Protection for Shopworkers Campaign

The Government is passing new laws to restrict the sale of acid and knives, which Usdaw supports, but there is no protection for shopworkers who will have to enforce this new law at the checkout.

We need you to contact your MP asking for their support.

Usdaw’s group of Labour MPs have tabled an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill that will make it an offence to assault, threaten or abuse a shopworker who is preventing an illegal sale of acid or knives. The amendment is backed by retail employers, but we don’t yet have the support of the Government.

You can send the e-mail as it is drafted and you can add your own experience of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers. Whatever you are able to do will help us get this vital protection for shopworkers passed into law.

The information you provide on the email may be shared with your MP and/ or Government. The data that we collect about you in the email will be stored securely and will only be retained for the duration of the campaign. For further information see Usdaw’s Privacy Notice.

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