Nia Said, “I expect you’ve seen it yourself: some disgruntled shopper giving a cashier a hard time at the checkout. Shopworkers deserve respect and we must do more to help them do their job safely. That’s why I am backing Usdaw, the shop workers’ union in their Freedom from Fear campaign, calling for respect for retail workers. A recent survey by Usdaw shows that over one million shopworkers have been assaulted, threatened or verbally abused in the last twelve months”.
Keith Davies added, “I think it’s really important that we do all we can to prevent violence; threats and abuse against shopworkers. We must get out a clear message that bad behaviour is never acceptable and will not be tolerated. An old adage springs to mind, treat others as you would like to be treated yourself that’s why I’m backing Usdaws campaign to Keep Your Cool at Christmas and Respect Shopworkers!”