Every minute of the working day a shopworker is verbally abused, threatened with violence or physically attacked. I’m pleased to support a great campaign this week from the shopworkers’ union Usdaw, particularly after recent incidents in the last year here in Plymouth.

Freedom From Fear highlights that everyone deserves to feel safe in their workplace, free from the fear of violence, threats and abuse. Abuse is not part of the job. I’ve had a few people get in touch with me about threats against those working in shops, and as someone who was threatened a number of years ago when I worked part time at the old Mutley Plain Coop in my teens, I couldn’t agree more.

Find out more at http://www.usdaw.org.uk/FFF