Safety push ups Usdaw support

Usdaw's membership has topped 325,000 following the success of its Freedom from Fear campaign to protect store staff from violence.

In the past eight months, thousands of employees have signed up and Usdaw is confident the trend will continue.

General secretary Sir Bill Connor said: 'Our Freedom from Fear campaign has been a huge success. This has revealed the dangers faced by retail staff from robbers, shoplifters and abusive customers.'