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  • Muslim charities do “tremendous work” over Christmas in the UK

    The wide-ranging and often overlooked charitable work of Muslim communities in the UK is highlighted in a new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Muslims.
    The wide-ranging and often overlooked charitable work of Muslim communities in the UK is highlighted in a new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Muslims.
  • December 20, 2017

    Non-Christian doctors volunteer to cover Christmas shifts

    With Christmas day just around the corner, a new festive tradition has taken off in many hospitals in Canada. In order to free colleagues up to spend time celebrating with their families and friends, non-Christian doctors have been volunteering to cover their shifts.
    With Christmas day just around the corner, a new festive tradition has taken off in many hospitals in Canada. In order to free colleagues up to spend time celebrating with their families and friends, non-Christian doctors have been volunteering to cover their shifts.
  • December 15, 2017

    Ryanair “prepared to recognize” unions to avoid Christmas strike action

    Low-cost airline Ryanair have agreed to recognize pilot unions in a bid to avoid strike action by pilots across Europe over the Christmas period.
     
    Low-cost airline Ryanair have agreed to recognize pilot unions in a bid to avoid strike action by pilots across Europe over the Christmas period.
     
  • December 13, 2017

    Flexible work hours may be the best way to reduce Christmas stress

    Over 50% of survey respondents said they want their employers to offer more flexible hours to help them deal with the stress of the holiday season.
     
    Over 50% of survey respondents said they want their employers to offer more flexible hours to help them deal with the stress of the holiday season.
     
  • December 11, 2017

    Online Christmas shopping delivers a spike in UK air pollution

    As the Christmas gift buying season ramps up in the UK this week, experts are warning of air pollution spikes as an increased number of vans and trucks take to Britain’s roads to keep up with the pace of online shopping.
    As the Christmas gift buying season ramps up in the UK this week, experts are warning of air pollution spikes as an increased number of vans and trucks take to Britain’s roads to keep up with the pace of online shopping.
  • December 08, 2017

    Christmas is bad for workers’ productivity

    Over 60% of employees mentally switch off from their jobs in the week before Christmas, according to a new study.

     

    Over 60% of employees mentally switch off from their jobs in the week before Christmas, according to a new study.

     

  • December 06, 2017

    Amazon launch set to disrupt Christmas retail in Australia

    International e-commerce giant Amazon officially launched in Australia yesterday, heralding what could be the beginning of a Christmas price war as well as a major shake-up of the Australian retail sector and labor market.
    International e-commerce giant Amazon officially launched in Australia yesterday, heralding what could be the beginning of a Christmas price war as well as a major shake-up of the Australian retail sector and labor market.
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