Theresa May backs shop staff in anti-abuse campaign

Theresa May backs shop staff in anti-abuse campaign

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Theresa May backs shop staff in anti-abuse campaign

A campaign calling on shoppers to show respect for shop staff has been backed by Maidenhead MP Theresa May.

The Home Secretary paid a visit to the Co-operative Food store in Shifford Crescent on Friday, January 31, to offer her support to the Freedom From Fear campaign, set up national shopworkers' union Usdaw.

The Co-operative is backing the initiative, which highlights and seeks to prevent abuse of shop staff.

Mrs May said: "Shopworkers should never have to face violence, threats or abuse as part of their work.

"I am pleased to be hearing directly from local shopworkers about their experiences and to support their important work in our community."

The MP also paid a visit to the newly-opened 3 store in High Street on Friday.

Mrs May was joined by pupils from Furze Platt Senior School, in Furze Platt Road, at the store, which will dispay photography from students on a dedicated feature wall.

The new has created 16 jobs and includes a community zone which can be used to learn more about the internet.

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