KEEPING TAMWORTH’S HOSPITALITY WORKERS SAFE
“A healthy community relies on hospitality workers providing their service so that we can enjoy a good night out on the town having a few drinks or a meal,” Mr Anderson said.
“While we have a good time, they’re working hard and for that, they deserve our respect.
“Unfortunately, a few troublemakers can ruin the night for everyone and following a recent incident involving assaults on venue staff, we are telling those who are violent or abusive that enough is enough.
“We are calling for lengthy bans across all local venues for anyone who assaults a hospitality worker. They don’t deserve to work in fear of violence and tougher penalties should apply to anyone who threatens, abuses or assaults anyone in their place of work.”
Tamworth Liquor Accord Chair Andrew Pieper said the accord’s aim was to ensure all patrons and staff enjoy a safe environment.
“As licensees, we have a responsibility to our patrons and staff to ensure a safe night out for everyone,” Mr Pieper said.
“If anyone impacts on that, then we’ll do what we can as an accord to work with the community and stamp out bad behaviour.