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Government takes Woolies and Ethel Austin case to the Court of Appeal today

The Government’s appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision to compensate Woolworth’s and Ethel Austin staff who worked in stores of less than 20 employees will be heard in the Court of Appeal today, 10.30am on Wednesday 22 January 2014. John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says: ‘We remain disappointed that the Government is going to…

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…

Woolies and Ethel Austin workers Court of Appeal hearing timetabled

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed the timetabling of a Court of Appeal hearing in which the Government is trying to stop former employees of Woolworth’s and Ethel Austin from receiving justice. It will be on 21 or 22 January 2014. John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says: “We remain disappointed that the Government…

The Government owes former Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers an apology says Usdaw

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has called on the Business Secretary to personally apologise to former Woolworths and Ethel Austin workers for further delaying their compensation and leaving them unsure if they will ever receive anything. Although the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gave permission for the appeal, they have ordered that the legal costs…

Usdaw urges MPs to support greater protection for workers who serve the public

The shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called on MPs to sign an Early Day Motion tabled by Ann Coffey MP, which calls for greater protection for workers who serve the public. John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says: “Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers and we…

Shopworkers don´t report the majority of threats and abuse they receive

Usdaw survey results show that many shopworkers are suffering violence, threats and abuse in silence. The shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has launched a report on violence, threats and abuse faced by their members at work. The report is part of Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign and is available on the Usdaw website. Whilst there has…