Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Which country is shortchanged on bank holidays?

The Guardian, g2, Monday, 1 May 2006.

“This year, according to European parliament, every country in the EU will enjoy more public holidays than England, Scotland and Wales. By the time 2006, is out, the Slovenians will have treated themselves to 18 extra days off, scattered thoughfully and evenly throughout the year…To risk being teenage about it: it’s so unfair. Especially as, due to loophole in UK law, employers are allowed to subtract bank holidays from statutory 20 days of annual leave.”

Great Britain has only eight public holidays a year.


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