By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am asking constituents to contact me with their opinions on Christmas opening hours. I am particularly interested to hear from retail workers who may have seen some changes to their working arrangements on Boxing Day.

Recently, I attended a Westminster Hall Debate concerning retail staff working on Boxing Day. The debate was prompted by several petitions with hundreds of thousands of signatures and was led by fellow Labour MP Helen Jones. MPs reflected public concerns about the growth in the number of stores opening on 26 December and the impact that has on staff and wider society. A recent USDAW – the union that represents shopworkers – survey found that 93% of retail staff do not want to be in work on Boxing Day. Read more “Boxing Day Bank Holiday”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I condemned the figures released by Usdaw – the Union of Shop, distributive and allied workers – showing that 1 in 10 shopworkers have been assaulted at work. But even more concerning Usdaw have learnt that nearly a third do not report it.

USDAW is the UK’s fourth largest union in the country representing 435,000 members nationwide. They represent members in:

• All major retailers
• Road transport
• Warehouses and distribution
• Food manufacturing
• Dairies
• Pharmaceuticals
• Home shopping
• Plus a range of other industries. Read more “Freedom from Fear Week 2016”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Today, I attended an Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) event in Parliament to promote this years ‘Freedom from Fear’ campaign.

USDAW is the UK’s fourth largest union in the country representing 435,000 members nationwide. They represent members in:

• All major retailers
• Road transport
• Warehouses and distribution
• Food manufacturing
• Dairies
• Pharmaceuticals
• Home shopping
• Plus a range of other industries. Read more “Supporting USDAWs Freedom from Fear campaign”