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About the campaign

Usdaw is campaigning for the Government to take urgent action to ‘Save Our Shops’.

Three million people are employed directly in the retail sector, and another 1.5 million jobs rely on the success of shops. In recent years, hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost in retail, with large and small retailers alike closing their doors.

The Government is only offering warm words with little action to tackle the crisis on the high street and in our local communities.

Every shop that closes impacts negatively on local communities and our town centres.

We are calling for:
  • Economic measures to create a more level playing field between the High Street and online retailing.
  • Fair pay and job security for retail workers – a minimum wage of £10 per hour, tackle zero-hours and short-hours contracts, investment in skills and training.
  • Government action to protect jobs in the retail sector. Retail jobs are real jobs – retail is a key part of the economy providing jobs and income for millions of families.

Please sign our petition and help ‘Save Our Shops’.


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