Usdaw violence against shopworkers petition soars past 50,000 signatures


Usdaw’s House of Commons petition to protect shopworkers from violence and abuse has passed 50,000 signatures, meaning the government will now have to formally respond.

The petition was first launched by the union’s leader Paddy Lillis on August 19 and has since accrued more than 58,000 signatures as of the time of publication. 

Lillis’ petition passed the 10,000 signature threshold for a formal government response inside a day, making it the fastest growing petition on the parliamentary website.

Usdaw has now called on more people to sign the petition in a bid to push it past 100,000 signatures, the number required to trigger a parliamentary debate on the topic. 

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