David Duguid has sent his support to shop staff after Coop launched a campaign to raise awareness of the rise in incidents of abuse and violence towards shop staff.
Sending his support, David said,
Shop workers are the unsung heroes of the last few months, working on through the pandemic and lockdown to keep our shelves stocked and our nation supplied.
The abuse that many staff face is unacceptable. It was wrong before this crisis and it is wrong now.
I absolutely support a zero-tolerance approach to threats, abuse and violence towards staff in our shops.
I also want to say again – thank you to all the shop workers across the UK for their hard work and dedication during the last few months.