If workers were gathering cheek by jowl in the street police would be down on them like a ton of bricks says GMB Union
GMB, the union for warehouse workers, has called on the police to enforce social distancing in dangerous workplaces.
Neil Derrick, the union’s regional secretary for Yorkshire and North Derbyshire has written to police and crime commissioners across the region today.
GMB is asking police to investigate potentially dangerous warehouses including Asos, Pretty Little Thing and Spectrum for Arcadia.
Neil Derrick, GMB Regional Secretary, said:
“If workers were gathering cheek by jowl in the street the police would be down on them like a ton of bricks – and rightly so.
“So why should it be different in these warehouses?
“This is fashion – It's not essential and even if it was thy need to operate safely.
"If bosses can’t operate safely, they must shut down until they can.”