Four million face violence at work

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A recent YouGov poll reveals that four million Brits have experienced violence at work, with health workers topping the list.

The poll shows that 12% of people (one in eight) have experienced violence in work-related incidents, with some employees reportedly being punched, spat at, or even stabbed.

Public-facing employees reported the most cases of aggression, with almost one in four health workers experiencing an attack, followed by 12% of education employees, 11% of hospitality staff and 9% of retail workers reporting abuse.

Shockingly, one in five who have experienced violence said it had happened more than 10 times.

The numbers were released as Labour warns that new anti-union laws will make it harder for employees to garner support after abuse.

Read the original article from The Morning Star at bit.ly/1QVgTpj

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