On Friday 20th November Ruth Cadbury MP visited the Co-op store on Chiswick High Road to listen to staff members and a trade union representative from USDAW about the abuse and hostility that shop staff face.
This visit came as part of Shopworkers Safety Week which highlights the abuse, hostility and aggression that shop workers across the country face.
Speaking after this visit Ruth said,
‘‘It was shocking to hear first-hand about the abuse that our shopworkers face in Chiswick and across Hounslow. I was particularly concerned recently to hear about a shopworker in Isleworth being attacked too.
Our shopworkers have been working tirelessly throughout this pandemic and they simply do not deserve to face abuse and violence when they work.
I’m proud to support USDAWs campaign to support and protect our shopworkers and will continue to campaign to ensure they’re safe at work.’’