Swansea East AM Mike Hedges calls for support for legal protection for shopworkers against violence
A SWANSEA AM is calling on all Welsh MPs to throw their support behind a Parliamentary Bill aiming to give shopworkers legal protection against violence, abuse and threats incurred in the course of their job.
Mike Hedges, Labour AM for Swansea East, has tabled an Assembly Statement of Opinion (SOP) which supports the Protection of Workers Bill introduced last year.
He said: "It's a shocking fact that on a daily basis, a shopworker somewhere is assaulted, threatened or abused while trying to do their job. Such actions are totally unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
"The Protection of Workers Bill seeks to combat these abuses by giving shopworkers the adequate legal protection they deserve when in the workplace.
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"Although we don't have the powers to legislate on this matter in the Welsh Assembly, it's important that we highlight to the public the problems shopworkers still face as well as show our support for those who simply want to go to work and do their jobs free from the fear of violence."