The current Police & Crime Plan says nothing about protecting people from crimes at work. A recent survey by the trade union USDAW showed 88% of shopworkers had been the victims of abuse at work and nearly 10% experienced violence from customers. Since 2014 nearly 10,000 Police Officers have been assaulted in the course of their duties and assaults on other emergency service staff are rising. This is unacceptable and I will support measures to prevent violence against people at work. I will work closely with trade unions such as USDAW, Unison, Unite, GMB and the Police Federation to ensure people are safe at work.
I will also support people who are concerned about health and safety at work. Working with the Health & Safety Executive I will ensure effective Police support where this is needed to tackle unsafe workplaces. The work of identifying and protecting people who have been trafficked or are subject to modern slavery will remain a priority for our Police.