Nick Ireland – Usdaw Regional Secretary says:
“Usdaw called for customers to continue to be required to wear face coverings in shops, so we very much welcome the Welsh Government’s decision today. Wearing a face covering in a shop is an important measure to help protect workers who have no option but to interact with the public as a part of their job.
“We now want retailers to promote face coverings, hand hygiene and social distancing. We also ask the public to show their support and respect for shopworkers by following the law.
“Many retail workers are at a greater risk of catching the virus and bringing it home to their families, while working throughout the pandemic to keep the country fed. These key workers deserve to be valued, respected and protected.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
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