USDAW


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USDAW

(ˈʌzˌdɔː)
n acronym for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in Britain) Union of Shop, Distributive, and Allied Workers
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An Usdaw spokesman said the union "welcomed the debate" generated by the petition started last month by Ian Lapworth, a baker and former DJ from Kettering.
Usdaw said: "After extensive consultation with the business in an attempt to secure jobs, today's news is a devastating blow for loyal and hard-working staff.
But Usdaw insisted that the Aintree and Bolton sites could easily have dealt with the move to online shopping at little or no extra cost, which the company rejected.
Batley and Spen MP, Jo Cox, visited a Tesco store in Cleckheaton to support Usdaw members and hear about some of their experiences.
Tesco has a long-standing relationship with Usdaw and the centre is the latest in a series of learning facilities that have been establised around the country, as a result of the partnership.
John Hannett, Usdaw general secretary, said: "We have been very disappointed that on three occasions the Government has rejected a proposal to provide stiffer sentences for those who assault workers.
John Hannett, Usdaw General Secretary, said: "We are delighted that Jack took the time to come and talk to our members who are campaigning for greater protection against assault for workers.
Usdaw called for major employers to offer increased pay to shop workers who volunteer for Sunday work.
However, it is of great concern to Usdaw and it should be for employers and policymakers that such a significant number of workers, can feel unsafe on their way to and from work.
The fact that some of our members won't be compensated simply because their store had less than 20 staff is just plain wrong and shows the gaping loophole in and injustice of the current legislation," said Usdaw national officer John Gorle.
John Gorle, Usdaw national officer said: "While the award is never going to fully compensate people for losing their jobs, I'm sure our members will welcome the money and appreciate the effort Usdaw has made to secure the compensation for them.
A spokeswoman for administrator Ernst & Young told LDP Business: "We have not been formally approached by Usdaw regarding the redundancy of employees at the company's warehouse, however we met with their representatives earlier in the administration.