Angela Constance MSP was recently given the opportunity to visit Eliburn Co-operative in Livingston to learn more about their Safer Colleagues, Safer Communities campaign.
This campaign is focused on addressing crime against Co-op colleagues in their stores and in the communities that we live in. This organisation have been the leading business in Scotland on the issue of shopworker violence.
During her visit, Ms Constance was able to meet some of the staff working at Eliburn Co-op to hear about some of the incidents of abuse sadly faced by colleagues in their place of work.
Acknowledging the challenges faced by staff, Ms Constance said:
“It is important that everyone feels safe at their place of work and that they feel supported by their local community.
I was pleased to be able to meet with Co-operative colleagues, and alongside Police Scotland, to discuss how we can ensure staff safety and work together to stop retail crime”
Pictured – Angela pictured alongside the Co-op Area Manager Graeme Cranston, Police Constable at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre Carole Wyllie and Co-op Risk Officer Eddie McNally
Unit 4, Ochil House, Beveridge Square, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6QF