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  • Violence against shopworkers up 28% in a year


    VIOLENCE and abuse targeting shopworkers has shot up by 28 per cent in a year, a report revealed yesterday.

    The increase, based on figures from 2015, which are the most recent available, was uncovered by a British Retail Consortium survey, prompting a call from the leader of the...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Millions of retail jobs ‘could go by 2020’


    MORE than a million jobs in the retail sector could go by 2020, a new report warned yesterday.

    A year-long review of Britain’s beleagured shops carried out by the Fabian Society suggests the government has ignored the sector in spite of promises to beef up Britain’s high...

    Wednesday 1st Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Weetabix strike put on hold


    A STRIKE at cereal makers Weetabix has been put on hold at two sites in Northamptonshire after workers received an offer aimed at resolving a row over shifts, shop workers union Usdaw revealed yesterday.

    Members of Usdaw, who backed industrial action by nine to one last year, will be...

    Tuesday 24th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bakers’ jobs at risk in Greggs factory


    BAKERY chain Greggs has put up to 100 workers’ jobs under threat through a planned restructuring at its bakery at Clydesmill in Scotland, it was revealed yesterday.

    Food union Usdaw is seeking talks after a worrying announcement from the firm.

    Around 200 workers are...

    Tuesday 24th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • At least 12 ex-Co-op food stores to close doors


    AT LEAST a dozen formerly Co-op-owned stores are to be closed after the company which bought them became insolvent, it was revealed yesterday.

    The Co-op sold a subsidiary group of 36 stores to the Food Retailer Group last year.

    The group has become insolvent and entered into a...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 500 staff face axe as Tesco shuts distribution centres


    SUPERMARKET giant Tesco is to shut two distribution centres, destroying 500 jobs. Shopworkers’ and distribution union Usdaw said yesterday the news had “devastated” workers.

    The closure of the two centres — at Welham Green in Hertfordshire and Chesterfield in...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers have their fill of Weetabix and vote for action


    WORKERS who make the breakfast cereal Weetabix are to strike in the new year in a row over shift changes.

    A series of weekly 24-hour stoppages is being organised by shop workers’ union Usdaw after staff voted 91.7 per cent for strike action in the dispute.

    Bosses’...

    Tuesday 20th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Shop staff reveal regular horror of violence at work


    Usdaw survey shows one in 10 retail workers are assaulted while on the job

    Tuesday 15th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Usdaw launch campaign for kinder shopping


    BRITAIN’S shop workers are set to launch a campaign next week against a daily catalogue of abuse they suffer from customers in the run-up to Christmas.

    Shop workers face insults, abuse, threats and even physical violence throughout the year, but the pre-Christmas shopping period...

    Friday 11th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Union seeks talks over M&S plan to close 60 stores


    SHOPWORKERS’ union Usdaw called for talks with Marks and Spencer yesterday after the retail giant announced plans to shut 60 stores across the country.

    The closures will take place over the next five years, affecting hundreds of jobs, as the firm plans to concentrate more on food...

    Wednesday 9th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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