Co-op CEO Steve Murrells to improve night shift workers’ sleep quality

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// Co-op CEO tests new sleep quality initiative to support night shift workers
// Steve Murrells joined night shift workers at the retailer’s Coventry depot last week

Co-op chief executive Steve Murrells is testing out a new initiative to better understand how to improve the quality of sleep for night shift workers.

Murrells joined night shift workers at the retailer’s Coventry depot last week as part of a new programme to help its 24-hour workforce understand how to improve their sleep.

As part of its partnership with health charity Wellcome, Co-op seeks to support its night shift workers by offering professional sleep expert advice with its “Night Club” scheme, which could help with sleep health and mental well-being.


Delivered by public engagement consultancy The Liminal Space, Night Club is visiting all of the Co-op’s UK depots.

Workers can take part in light-based experiments, chronotyping tests to understand their natural body clock, and offer one-to-one consultations with sleep experts.

“Our night shift colleagues play a vital role in ensuring our Co-op customers and members can buy what they want, when they want it,” Murrells said.

“Their health and wellbeing is hugely important to us. We’re pleased to be able to bring the Night Club initiative to our depot colleagues so that together, we can improve their experience of work and their wellbeing.”

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  1. I’ve been on nights for 15 yr , and can say all we need is decent staffing levels , that’s including the day shift , all this stripped down staffing just puts pressure on everyone


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