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Tech & Science : Study: Up to 20 percent of the working work on the festive days

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also at Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year have to work. Depending on the day and time, between 8 and 20 percent of all workers are “on duty” on the coming festival, as can be seen from a study by the Economic and Social Science Institute (WSI) of the Hans Böckler Foundation close to the trade. The proportion of those affected in the hospitality, trade, traffic and logistics as well as health and social affairs is particularly high.

Laut einer Studie des Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Instituts (WSI) der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung müssen auch an Weihnachten und Neuhjahr bis zu 20 Prozent der Erwerbstätigen arbeiten (Symbolbild). © Picture Alliance/dpa dpa According to a study by the Economic and Social Science Institute (WSI) of the Hans Böckler Foundation, up to 20 percent of the employed work (symbol image) must also be carried out at Christmas and New Year. On Christmas Eve, 20 percent of the morning

still have to work in the morning of December 24, according to the survey, 20 percent of all employed people still have to work. The quota 2022 is likely to be somewhat lower than in other years because the 24th falls on a Saturday, emphasize the study. In retail and traffic industry, 45 and 33 percent of the employed are still active in the employment job. After 2 p.m., when the shopping law heralds Christmas Eve, the proportion of people who have to create decreases to eight percent.

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This is the deepest stand on the festive days. In health and social affairs, however, the quota is still 22 percent - and remains at this level over the holidays. On the two Christmas days, the general employment rates hardly rise compared to the Christmas Eve after 2 p.m. An important exception, however, is the hospitality industry, where, according to the study, around a third of the workers in the job are required.

In the morning of New Year's Day, 19 percent of all workers have to work. After 2 p.m., the proportion drops to 10 percent. The quota is again clearly above average in the hospitality industry, in health and social affairs, in logistics and in trade. According to the study, 9 percent of the workers are not granted to sleep.

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