Monthly Archives: March 2017

Depression tops ill health table

More than 300 million people around the world are now living with depression. The latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more than 300 million people are…

1 in 3 experience racism

Since the Brexit vote 1 in 3 BAME people have witnessed or experienced racist says the TUC poll Ahead of UN Anti-Racism Day, on 18 March the Trade Unions Congress…

When will your thermostat go down?

As tempertatures start to rise when will you turn down the thermostat on your central heating? New research shows that the hardy people of Yorkshire have their central heating set…

Think before you print

The costs behind the think before you print message at the end of an email finally explained. Why do people put a message on an electronic message asking people not…

Are you getting healthier

New figures from the ONS in worker absence from work suggest that workers are getting healthier. Last year the average UK worker was absent from work as a result of…

Desk feast lunches increase

As a child I was always told that it was rude to watch people eating, but now office workers in London are having to do that as increasing number of…

Rail Strike today, commute by road instead?

Anyone affected by the strike action at Arriva Northern and Mersey train services today may feel tempted to forget the problems with commuting train and return to commuting by road….

Antibiotic bugs increase need for good work place hygiene

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human…

Retiring at 70 could be the new normal

It’s often said that despite the UK having an increasingly older workforce the older you get the more difficult it gets to find work or progress in a career with…