SIM Ep 472 Chops 196: Why aren't we talking about violence against shop workers?

Well, we're talking about it - obviously - but as incidents of verbal and physical abuse against shop workers rockets, the media remains pretty quiet on the subject. Hannah's been on the phone to Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) to find out the human cost behind some pretty staggering statistics about how the country is treating this group of key workers. She chats to Tracy Gilbert, Scottish Deputy Divisional Officer, and Joanne Cairns, Deputy Head of Research, about what it's like to be on the frontline of the pandemic, what the Government needs to do to tackle the growing problem, how it's affecting women specifically and much more. Tuck in!


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