TUC calls for new bank holiday

28-12-2007

TUC calls for new bank holiday
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is embarking on a new campaign that could mean workers receive an extra bank holiday during the year.

General secretary of the TUC Brendan Barber commented that the proposed holiday would fall in the autumn and would benefit communities.

"We still want UK workers to have more bank holidays to catch up with the European average and are backing a new Community Day bank holiday in October that will celebrate and encourage community and volunteer activity," he said.

Mr Barber applauded the campaigning conducted by his organisation on behalf of workers whose bank holidays were counted as part of their four-week minimum holiday entitlement.

This is no longer the case, with the Christmas bank holidays the first chance such workers were able to enjoy time off that isn't part of their yearly holiday entitlement.

The TUC recently urged workers to phone the minimum wage hotline over Christmas if they suspect an employee is not being paid the legal minimum amount.

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