Campaigners raising awareness of the issue of violence towards shopworkers held a stall in Reading town centre this week and I was pleased to offer my support.
The shop workers' union Usdaw is running its Freedom from Fear campaign to discuss the problem during November.
There was a great deal of interest and support from shoppers in Broad Street, retailers and other shop workers. Anyone who would like more information can should contact Usdaw on 0845 6060640 or atwww.usdaw.org.uk
The pictures shows local Usdaw members and supporters at the stall and a campaign poster.