House of Commons
Assaults on shopworkers
EDM #207
Tabled 24 February 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House deplores the rise in verbal and physical abuse of shopworkers; notes that according to research conducted by USDAW, over 400 retail workers were assaulted each day last year and that 62 per cent of retail staff have been the victim of either verbal or physical abuse; further notes that the view of respected criminologists is that levels of violence against shopworkers have reached epidemic proportions with lasting effects on the lives of workers, both mentally and physically; supports demands for action called for by the Freedom of Fear campaign led by USDAW, the similar demand for action call by the Co-op Group, the GMB and other Trade Unions, other leading retailers, the British Retail Consortium and the Association of Convenience Stores; and calls on the Government to introduce measures to tackle these issues including bringing forward legislative proposals to make assaulting a public facing worker a standalone offence which would provide not only a clear deterrent to those thinking of assaulting shopworkers but also clear routes to prosecution for the police and courts dealing with this growing problem.

Signatures (68)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
24 February 2020
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
24 February 2020
Sobel, Alex
Labour
24 February 2020
Evans, Chris
Labour
24 February 2020
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
24 February 2020
McMahon, Jim
Labour
24 February 2020
Creasy, Stella
Labour
24 February 2020
McGovern, Alison
Labour
24 February 2020
Murray, Ian
Labour
24 February 2020
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
24 February 2020
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
24 February 2020
Eagle, Maria
Labour
24 February 2020
Green, Kate
Labour
24 February 2020
Phillips, Jess
Labour
24 February 2020
Davies, Geraint
Labour
24 February 2020
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
24 February 2020
Benn, Hilary
Labour
24 February 2020
Coyle, Neil
Labour
24 February 2020
Streeting, Wes
Labour
24 February 2020
Khan, Afzal
Labour
24 February 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
24 February 2020
Turner, Karl
Labour
24 February 2020
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
24 February 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
24 February 2020
Mearns, Ian
Labour
24 February 2020
Stevens, Jo
Labour
24 February 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
24 February 2020
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
24 February 2020
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
24 February 2020
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
24 February 2020
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
24 February 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
24 February 2020
Efford, Clive
Labour
24 February 2020
Kyle, Peter
Labour
24 February 2020
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
24 February 2020
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
24 February 2020
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
25 February 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
25 February 2020
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
25 February 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
25 February 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
25 February 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
25 February 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
25 February 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
25 February 2020
Clark, Feryal
Labour
25 February 2020
Rodda, Matt
Labour
25 February 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
25 February 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
25 February 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
25 February 2020
Owen, Sarah
Labour
26 February 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
26 February 2020
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
26 February 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 February 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
27 February 2020
Ali, Tahir
Labour
01 March 2020
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
02 March 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
02 March 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
09 March 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
10 March 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
12 March 2020
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 March 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion