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Keep Your Cool - Respect for Shopworkers Week

13 - 19 November 2023
Usdaw has been running it’s Freedom From Fear “Respect for Shopworkers Week” Campaign since 2002. For twenty years this targeted campaign has seen us work with the public, retail employers, the police and with Government to protect retail workers from violence and abuse.

This year, we are looking at holding campaign events in over 900 workplaces across the country. These campaign events will help to raise the profile of the issues retail workers face as a result of threats, abuse and violence. If an event isn’t being organised in your workplace, there are still ways you can help to get the message across:

1. Take the survey
We want to hear about the real-life experience of Usdaw members.
We know that, as a result of the pandemic, the level of abuse faced by retail workers has increased significantly in recent years. The real life stories of our members bring this campaign to life and we want to hear about everyone’s experiences.

Please take part in our quick survey.
2. Join the Union
If you work in retail and you are not already a member of Usdaw, now is the time to join. As well as all the benefits of being a member of a Trade Union, we want you in our Union to build the campaign to end violence and abuse of retail workers.

Already a member? Recruit a friend to join! – Our campaigning strength is only as strong as our Union. Together we are stronger.

3. Display our poster on your noticeboard



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