The Federation is urging its members to sign a petition calling for key retail workers to get priority access to Covid-19 vaccinations.
Highlighting the key roles that retail workers have played during the pandemic, while “putting their and their families lives at risk”, the petition demands faster protection for “front line key retail staff, who keep the country fed” and “don’t have the vast PPE that the NHS are provided with.”
If the petition – which currently has just over 3,000 signatures – reaches 10,000 signatures, the government must respond to it. If it reaches 100,000 signatures it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition, which was created by Sarah Green, states: “Key retail workers, come into contact with hundreds of members of the public on a daily basis, putting their and their families lives at risk of contracting Covid 19.
“We don’t have the vast PPE that the NHS are provided with and rely on people to keep their distance and wear masks, which doesn’t always happen.
“This is a petition to demand we get faster protection for our front line key retail staff, who keep the country fed!”
The deadline for the petition is July 8 2021. All petitions run for 6 months.
To find out more, or to sign the petition, visit: Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine! – Petitions (parliament.uk)