Since we launched our campaign on violence against shop workers last week, the scale of the problem has become clear–but so has public support for change. 

Sharing your stories

We’ve received dozens of stories from shop workers who have witnessed or been at the receiving end of violence, simply for doing their jobs.

Polling shows strong public support

We’ve received polling (from Populus), in which 85% of the public agree “the government owes a duty of care” to shop workers who enforce the law on restricted products–a story covered in the Mirror newspaper

New law to protect shop workers from attacks introduced to Parliament
New law to protect shop workers from attacks introduced to Parliament

MPs call for action to stem the tide of violence faced daily by shop workers

In Parliament

Last Tuesday, Co-operative MP Alex Norris introduced a 10 minute rule bill into Parliament, calling for tougher protections to protect shop-workers. Speaking in the House, he said:

“We’ve asked shop workers to step forward to protect society—now we need to show them that in this place we have their back whilst they do so.”

At Party Conference

On Sunday, hundreds of attendees at Co-operative Party Annual Conference in Bristol joined USDAW General Secretary Paddy Lillis in showing their support for the campaign.

It’s been a been a huge week. But we’re only getting started. In coming weeks we’ll be working with Labour MPs in a cross-party effort to amend the law, and with your help, we can do even more.

Join the Party

Write to my MP asking them to support the amendment