Clive has joined with members of the retail union Usdaw to campaign for respect for shopworkers as part of the Freedom from Fear Campaign, which seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff.
Attending a campaign event in the House of Commons, Clive has pledged to support greater protection for shopworkers and other public facing workers whilst they go about their jobs.
Speaking after the event, Clive said:
“Too often retail employees are confronted with violence, threats and abuse and it is really important we stand together and ask people to respect shopworkers.
“Data collected by the British Retail Consortium shows that the human cost of retail crime is growing, with a 40% increase in offences involving abuse or violence against shopworkers.
“I will continue to campaign with Usdaw for a change in the law to ensure that proper punishments are given out. We must give a clear message that assaulting workers who are serving the public is totally unacceptable.”