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'One Day Without Us' Event Aims To Show Migrants' Importance To Racing Industry

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

A day of action, called "One Day Without Us," is being planned for February, according to Mark Souster of the LONDON TIMES. The event aims to show how without migrant workers many areas of the U.K. "would simply grind to a halt." All this has "potentially huge ramifications for the ra...

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O2 Rebrands Stores Ahead Of Rugby WC

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