Respect Retail Workers Campaign
This ongoing and vitally important campaign came about as a result of an increase
in complaints from retail workers regarding the amounts of both verbal and physical
abuse from customers. Mandate conducted an extensive survey involving over 20 retail
businesses and their employees
This campaign is undoubtedly Mandate’s most significant campaign in several years
and has a number of objectives including raising awareness of this issue and trying
to influence change from a small number of people who tend to abuse retail workers
as well as securing stronger health and safety protections in the workplace for
vulnerable workers in Irish retail.
The booklet "Voices in Retail" outlines the aims and objectives of the Respect Retail
Workers Campaign in more detail and also details harrowing real life experiences
of ordinary retail workers from the front line as well as providing an insight into
the worrying statistical survey results and can be accessed via the link below.
If you wish to become involved in the Respect Retail Workers Campaign in your local
area do not hesitate to contact your local shop steward or alternatively