Challenges of road worker abuse highlighted on national television as Stamp It Out Campaign features on BBC Breakfast

The Deputy Chair of the Stamp It Out and one of the campaign’s ambassadors appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to highlight the challenges around roadworker abuse.

Following a day where Stamp it Out Founder, Kevin Robinson, and Campaign Communications Director, Adrian Tatum, have been interviewed by by multiple BBC local radio stations the Deputy Chair of the Programme Louise Cope and Lead Traffic Management operative Sinead Ryan have now been interviewed live in the studio by BBC Breakfast.

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The interview, which comes just a couple of weeks after the campaign’s inaugural Respect our Workforce Week is the culmination of a six week long BBC Investigations piece which has encompassed interviews with leading contractors such as Balfour Beatty and Milestone as well as the client on the high speed network, National Highways.

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Yesderday,( 26th March ) BBC Radio Sussex and BBC Radio Kent interviewed the programme’s founder Kevin Robinson, whilst Communications Director Adrian Tatum also appeared on BBC Radio Stoke’s mid morning show to discuss the issue.

Listen to Adrian’s Interview with BBC Radio Stoke

The issue of roadworker abuse has received widespread coverage across local print media, BBC Radio and ITV across the weeks since Respect our Workforce week and indeed the Stamp it Out programme have seen a massive spike in the reporting of incidents with over 700 in the last 14 days alone, the biggest of these being on the A14 in the east region of the UK.

With 1 in 4 Highways and Construction workers stating that abuse is an issue which negatively affects their mental health, employers are now beginning to realise that the issue could be something which has a massive impact upon their business and indeed their ability to recruit the workforce of the future.

The interview with BBC Breakfast took place just after 8.00am tomorrow morning and will be shown across the BBC News Channel and on BBC One on terrestrial television, to an estimated audience of over six million people. You can view it here:



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