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Construction bosses struggle to take a break

Most executives across the UK construction sector are failing to take their full holiday entitlement, adding to a total of 21M days unused each year, it was revealed today.
The Chartered Management Institute's annual holiday habits survey also shows that when managers in the construction sector do take time off, concern over climate change fails to dampen the holiday mood, with a majority ignoring calls to reduce their carbon footprint. Key findings from the survey show that: - The Greek Islands and Canada are among the construction sector's favourite destinations, but only 18% of managers in the sector intend to offset the carbon footprint created by long-haul flights. Only a small minority (1%) claim they intend to fly less frequently. - 63% of construction managers admitted they would not use their full holiday entitlement this year - a figure that has increased by half since 2003. One in 3 in the sector blame their workload for this and 26% work on holiday to reduce pressure when they return.

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