Shift pattern changes “destroying long-term health” of HGV drivers and warehousing staff


 

Inadequate notice by employers of changing shift patterns in haulage and warehousing is damaging workers’ health and destroying family lives, according to trade union Unite. It was responding to research conducted by the Living Wage Foundation, which found that among the 59% of workers whose job involves variable hours or shift work, 62% reported having less than a week’s notice of their work schedules. At the extreme end, 7% of all working adults are given less than 24 hours’ notice. […]