A member of the Labour Party's national executive has called on the government to make retail crime a key performance indicator for the police. John Hannett, deputy general secretary of shop workers union Usdaw, told the Labour Party conference this week: "Shop staff should be free to go to work without the fear of attack." Hannett said the union was working with the British Retail Consortium and police on initiatives to reduce retail crime. BRC director general Bill Moyes commented: "The speech echoes the BRC's belief that retail crime must be made a key police performance indicator." {{NEWS }}