Tags: retail workers

Abercrombie and Fitch to move away from controversial hiring practices

Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F), notorious for their strict guidelines on employee appearance, have finally scrapped their ‘look policy’. The clothing retailer have previously come under fire for their discriminatory policies and ‘over-sexualised’ branding, and has been the subject of numerous lawsuits and tribunals related to their hiring practices. They have also seen their shares fall…

Usdaw concerned by portrayal of shop theft in Ch4 programme Benefits Street

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has questioned the decision of Channel 4 to screen a documentary featuring a thief showing how to steal from shops. The Benefits Street programme was shown on Monday 6 January. Usdaw’s survey of violence against shopworkers shows that there were around 120,000 assaults last year, with a high proportion linked to…