Macquarie U goes the whole ho ho ho

As we approach December, it is traditional to consider how we celebrate the year and recognise the contributions of our community,” VC S Bruce Dowton tells staff

But the VC has done more than consider, he has announced that everybody gets Christmas Eve as a paid university holiday, “in recognition of the extraordinary efforts of staff throughout the year.”  That makes four concessional days between December 26 and January 1.

With Christmas and News Year Day both on Fridays staff will get a week off without using leave.