Usdaw and retailers call on the Government to legislate to protect shop workers from violence threats and abuse

Retail trade union leader Paddy Lillis has welcomed the support of retail employers and their representative bodies for legislation to protect shopworkers from violence. Tomorrow (25 September 2020) the Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences) Bill, promoted by Alex Norris MP (Labour/Co-op, Nottingham North) is timetabled for its second reading in the House of Commons.

New law to protect Scottish shopworkers from violence and abuse progresses – Usdaw welcomes the support of MSPs

Retail trade union Usdaw welcomes today's Scottish Parliament stage one unanimous vote for a new law to protect shop workers from abuse, allowing the Bill to go to detailed scrutiny in committee. The Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill is promoted by Daniel Johnson MSP.

Usdaw urges the Chancellor to be bold to help save our shops and retail jobs

Retail trade union Usdaw urges the Chancellor to be bold with a new jobs retention scheme to help prevent a tsunami of job losses in tomorrow's much needed economic statement. The union also calls for meaningful action to rebuild the retail industry and level the playing field between the high street and online retailers by announcing an online sales tax.

Covid-19 is now a bigger flashpoint for abuse of shopworkers than shoplifting and age ID an Usdaw survey finds

Retail trade union Usdaw has found through a survey of over 2,000 shop workers that enforcing social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings are now the biggest triggers for abuse of shopworkers. In past years similar surveys have consistently found that theft from shops and age identification have been the major flashpoints.

Angela Rayner’s commitment to fighting any attempt to freeze minimum wage rates welcomed by Usdaw

Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today's keynote address to Labour Connected by Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, where she hailed the efforts of millions of low-paid key workers who kept the country safe, fed and connected and went on to commit the Party to fighting any attempt to freeze minimum wage rates.