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Coronavirus: Retail staff put ‘at risk’ by early pub closing

Retail union Usdaw fears that new government regulations requiring pubs to close at 10pm is putting shop workers at a greater risk of violence, verbal abuse and coronavirus infection. Read More

More than 100 shop workers attacked every day

British Retail Consortium’s annual Retail Crime Survey says that the use of knives has become a “significant concern”. Read More

Protecting shop workers from threats and violence

There are signs that a growing number of shopkeepers and others working in retail are facing assaults and threats from customers. Read More

‘Injured workers should retain fair access to legal representation’, says BSC

The British Safety Council has expressed its support for the Usdaw campaign for fair access to legal representation for injured workers. Read More

MPs urged to help injured workers get justice

Usdaw has called on MPs to help injured workers get compensation in the small claims court. The trade union is calling on politicians to block government plans to raise the threshold for injury cases taken in the small claims court to £2,000. Read More

Survey: Two-thirds of shopworkers verbally abused

Initial results from a survey by shopworkers union Usdaw have revealed nearly two-thirds have been verbally abused, 40% threatened and Read More

Forty years of the union safety representative

For forty years union health and safety reps have been working to make our workplaces safer. Lauren Applebey reports. Read More

Government forces through cuts to criminal injuries compensation

A committee of MPs has voted in favour of making cuts to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS), just weeks after criticism of the plans from members of all the major parties forced ministers into a "rethink". Read More

Grayling urged to stop cuts to compensation for crime victims

Representatives of vulnerable retail-sector workers have called on the new Justice Secretary to step in to prevent changes to a government compensation scheme that would see victims of violent crime lose out. Read More



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