Violence, threats and abuse: Make it #NotPartOfTheJob for shopworkers

Every day, more than 400 retail workers are attacked – just for doing their jobs.

The current Coronavirus crisis has demonstrated that shopworkers provide an essential public service, feeding the nation during a crisis. But that's not the only way they serve our country.

From alcohol and cigarettes to knives and acid, there are now more than 50 types of products that are restricted by law. It's staff on the shop floor who we expect to enforce those laws, and who all too often pay the price in the form of violence, threats and verbal and physical abuse from customers. We ask shopworkers to uphold the law – but the law doesn't do enough to protect them.

That's why we're working in Parliament to secure stronger protections for shopworkers and tougher penalties against those who assault or threaten them.

Add your name now to support giving shopworkers protections to make violence #NotPartOfTheJob for shopworkers.

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I support making it an offence to assault, threaten or abuse shopworkers.

Not Part of the Job Bill Alex Norris

Promoted by Joe Fortune on behalf of the Co-operative Party, both at Unit 13, 83 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3BQ, United Kingdom.Co-operative Party Limited is a registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registered no. 30027R