It has been found that over 3 million members of staff work nightshifts on a regular basis across the UK.
A Labour Force Survey found that the number of people working through the night has risen by 200,000 since 2007. 
The report, which has been published today, “A Hard Day’s Night” says that night shifts have increased since the recession and that members of staff should be compensated.
For midwives, working night shifts is something that cannot be avoided and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has commented on the TUC’s recent report.
Employment Relations Advisor at the RCM, Amy Leversidge said: “Babies come along at all times of the day, and of course the night, so many midwives work regular night shifts. They also work nights on on-call systems for example covering home births.”
The TUC also highlighted that working night shifts can have an impact on workers’ health and family life.
Speaking to BBC News, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We all value night shift workers, whether they are cleaning our office, caring for a sick relative or driving all night so that there are fresh goods at our local shop.
“But night work is hard and it disrupts family life, so we must show our appreciation for the sacrifice night workers make by ensuring they have sensible rights and protection.”
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