Wednesday 28 October 2015

Attacks on public service staff increase

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland Continue to Increase

Our annual survey of assaults to public sector workers shows an increase of 1,227 assaults compared with 2014.

The staff survey highlights the human cost to workers, mainly female, often very low paid, on zero hours contracts. Our report shows it is still clear that there continues to be an unacceptably high level of violence being perpetrated against public facing staff in Scotland. UNISON Scotland believes that attacks on any staff delivering public services should be treated under the law as serious assaults.
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