Tag Archives: violence

Public service workers need better protection

Public Service workers facing abuse, threats and violence deserve better protection, enshrined in legislation.
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Concerns over rise in racist incidents

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has expressed concern about the increase in racist incidents recorded by police in Central Scotland.
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Alcohol : ask the people, says MSP

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for the public to be properly consulted before alcohol laws are changed.

“We do need to make people more aware of the health implications of excessive drinking, and we do need to crackdown on anti-social drinking, but we shouldn’t penalise people just because they drink.

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Keep Your Cool at Christmas

Cathy with USDAW shop workers

Cathy with USDAW shop workers

It’s not just ‘hoodies’ who abuse shopworkers …

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie is supporting Usdaw’s campaign of Freedom From Fear for shopworkers.

At the Scottish launch in the Scottish Parliament, Cathy joined others in talking with Usdaw members who have suffered violence, abuse and threats at the hands of customers who, on appearance, may look quite respectable. The MSPs were also shown five life-size caricatures of shop customers and trying to guess which ones were guilty of which offences.

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