Retail trade union Usdaw is deeply disappointed by today's Government objection to a Bill to protect shop workers from violent attacks, which is also supported by retail employers and their representative bodies.
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.
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.
Retail trade union Usdaw is disappointed that the Chancellor has missed an opportunity to be bold and implement 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.
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.
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.
Labour's Deputy Leader Angela Rayner tonight hosted a Labour Connected rally for key workers, to celebrate and thank the frontline heroes of the Coronavirus crisis. An Usdaw member and supermarket worker from North Wales joined other key workers to talk about their experiences during to Covid-19 pandemic.
Retail trade union Usdaw has today called for an online sales tax to help rebuild the retail industry and level the playing field between the high street and online retailers, along with a new deal for workers on pay and job security.
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today's address, to Labour Connected, by Anneliese Dodds who set out Labour's plan to work with businesses and trade unions to help Britain recover, retrain and rebuild.
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.