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Respect for Shopworkers

by Usdaw category: Cause

“I support Usdaw's #Respect17 campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse. Pledge your support: http://thndr.me/3acfwG

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288% of goal supported
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This campaign ended on November 13, 2017 at 12PM

Respect for Shopworkers

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Keep Your Cool – Respect Shopworkers is our key message to shoppers during Respect for Shopworkers Week 13-19 Nov 2017. As we head in to the festive season, a period when incidents of verbal abuse can increase dramatically. In the run up to Christmas, customers are stressed, stores are really busy and sometimes things can boil over.

Usdaw’s survey of retail workers shows that half of shopworkers were verbally abused in the last year, with 29% being threatened with violence and 8% suffering physical assaults. A third of those suffering physical violence did not report the incident to their employer.

Usdaw reps and activists hold events during the week to raise awareness with the shopping public that any abuse against workers is unacceptable behaviour, and encourage workers to speak out and not accept abuse as just a part of the job.

The week also highlights the important work Usdaw does negotiating with employers for safety and security improvements in stores, and lobbying the governments across the United Kingdom to tackle retail crime and anti-social behaviour in shopping areas and provide improved legal protection for public facing workers who are assaulted during the course of their jobs.

No one should have to put up with violence or abuse at work.

Please join our thunderclap to help prevent attacks on shopworkers and pledge to support the campaign at: www.usdaw.org.uk/pledge


23/10/17 | 100 supporters! We've hit our first target – keep the momentum going and help us reach 200!

27/10/17 | 200 supporters! Thank you to everyone who has pledged their support so far, let's get to 300 – two weeks to go!

For more information and updates:

Visit our website www.usdaw.org.uk/FFF

Follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

Like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/UsdawFFF

Follow the campaign on Instagram @UsdawUnion


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Usdaw
@UsdawUnion

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 20% in the decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.

For more information please visit: www.usdaw.org.uk, follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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