An increasing number of people are working on Christmas Day, with hospitals, hotels and pubs asking more staff to forego a festive break, according to a new study. The TUC said almost 172,000 workers were on duty on December 25th in 2010, a 78% increase compared with 2004.
There were equal numbers of men and women going to work on Christmas Day, with those in NHS and social care making up the biggest group.
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