Pressures rise in shift to 24-hour working

first_imgThe shift towards a 24-hour society is leading to extended operating hoursin an increasing number of organisations, according to a report from IncomesData Services.IDS says such pressures will grow further with moves by the Government toallow pubs and restaurants to open round the clock and make public servicesmore accessible out of normal office hours. This could have seriousconsequences for health and, family life. Evidence from the US suggests that marital breakdown and divorce ratesincrease by up to six times when one partner works at night. But the report also says that while 24-hour society may be an inevitable consequenceof economic change and technical innovation, it does not mean that everyoneneeds to work round the clock.http: Previous Article Next Article Pressures rise in shift to 24-hour workingOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img

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