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Four-day week: 'Time is one of the best gifts of all'

Four-day week: 'Time is one of the best gifts of all'

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Staff at medical communications agency Synergy Vision have been given the gift of time in the run up to Christmas.Since the beginning of December the 45 staff have been working a four-day week, but being paid the same."Everyone's loved it in December... because they've had a day off for buying presents," says boss Ffyona Dawber. The six-month trial at Synergy comes amid calls from unions for a UK-wide four-day week.In October Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell told the BBC the party was looking at the length of the working week "because I think people are working too long". 'Staff wellbeing'At Synergy Vision, operations manager and mother of two, Orla O'Brien Davison agrees: "Time is one of the best gifts of all." Prior ...