A CAMPAIGN to end single-staffing in betting shops will be stepped up today when an MP will call for parliamentary support.
John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, will table an early day motion aimed at "shaming" firms which allow betting shops to be staffed by one worker at a time.
Community, which represents workers in the industry, said a survey showed that four out of five feared becoming a victim of crime.
The union said the risk of robbery and assault increased significantly when workers were by themselves.
Mr Mann said: "Betting shops are the only shops on our high streets where cash handling is increasing and yet many betting shops expect staff to work on their own.
"I was shocked when I heard the examples of robbery and violence that betting shop staff suffer on a daily basis and the fact that 78% of them expect to be a victim of crime at work indicates how serious this problem is."