Powerful New Ad Aims To Stop The Abuse These Workers Cop Every Day

Dec 14, 2017


A new campaign has been launched to put an end to the abuse Aussie retail and fast food workers endure.

The push comes after a survey of 6,000 workers found 85 per cent of them had been abused by customers.

“Imagine going to work every day knowing you will probably be abused,” the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association’s Gerard Dwyer said. “That’s the reality for thousands of Australian retail and fast food workers and it’s completely unacceptable, not just at Christmas but all year round.”

“Retail and fast food workers have told us they routinely have customers swearing and yelling at them, spitting in their faces or threatening them, simply for doing their jobs.

“For retail and fast food workers this abuse can severely impact their physical and psychological health and it cannot continue. Everyone has the right to be able to do their job in a safe environment.”