Retail trade union Usdaw has responded to the BEIS Select Committee enquiry into the impact of the Coronavirus emergency with a call for a new deal for the workers, who for many years have been undervalued, and a new deal for the already crisis hit retail industry.
Retail trade union Usdaw is marking today's 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970 with a call for a new deal for workers including action on closing the gender pay gap. Usdaw has launched a ‘New Deal for Workers' campaign, which seeks better pay and rights, with fair treatment and equality for all workers.
As more shops are set to open in the coming weeks, retail trade union Usdaw is urging workers across the sector to join the union for greater protection.
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed a new report Retail violence: abused and attacked at work by broadcast journalist Jamie Long, which sets out the cost to business and staff of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers.
Retail trade union and Labour's third largest affiliate Usdaw has welcomed the appointment of David Evans as the new General Secretary of the Labour Party, Usdaw congratulates him and looks forward to working with him to elect a Labour Government.
Retail trade union Usdaw is urging retailers to work with the union to do rigorous risk assessments and ensure stores are safe for staff and customers. Usdaw has also called on the Government for tougher guidance and more rigorous enforcement of safety.
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Keir Starmer's victory on overseas health and care staff being exempted from the fee levied on migrants to pay for the NHS. Usdaw now calls on the Prime Minister to go further on his U-turn and extend the exemption to all key workers providing essential services through the Coronavirus emergency.
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Well Pharmacy's decision to pay a 10% premium payment to frontline pharmacy and Home Delivery Driver teams.
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) organised by the Mental Health Foundation, who have chosen kindness as the theme. Good mental health is a priority for Usdaw and the union is celebrating the role that workplace reps play in supporting members through the ‘It's Good to Talk' campaign.
Retail trade union Usdaw is celebrating the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on May 17, with a call for action to tackle LGBT+ harassment in our workplaces and welcomes the theme of ‘breaking the silence' for 2020.