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Day: November 30, 2019

How working night shifts affects employees
Featured, Life Style

How working night shifts affects employees

    Millions of people around the world work the graveyard shift. As many go to bed, they’re only just starting their working day driving buses and taxis, caring for the sick and elderly and keeping international businesses running across different time zones. In the UK, the number of people who work night shifts has increased by 151,000 since 2013 to reach more than 3 million meaning night workers now account for one in nine (11.5%) employees. Working nights affects far more than just sleep. It can affect social lives, relationships and perhaps most worrying, physical and mental health. While a traditional 9-5 is the structure by which most of us plan a working day, when we look at mental health in the workplace, we can’t ignore those who work outside these parameters...
Jack Merritt, 25, named as first terror attack victim
Featured, London

Jack Merritt, 25, named as first terror attack victim

    The first victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been named as a Cambridge University worker who was a champion for ex-cons. Jack Merritt, from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, and a woman were stabbed to death by Usman Khan in Friday afternoon's rampage in the heart of the capital. Mr Merritt, 25, was a course coordinator for a prisoner rehabilitation programme, Learning Together, that was attended by the convicted terrorist and other offenders. His devastated father David paid tribute to him on Twitter, writing: My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily. R.I.P. Jack: you were a beautiful spirit who always took the side of the underdog. He wr...