Rise in statutory leave doesn't give workers right to bank holidays

Gallagher, Yvonne
May 2009
People Management;5/7/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p56
The article contends that the increase in the number of statutory annual leaves in Great Britain does not give employees the right to bank holidays and an additional eight days' leave. According to the author, employees never had a statutory entitlement to a day off on any of the country's eight public holidays. Based on the regulations, employers will determine when a leave should be taken and whether the eight days of the basic entitlement will be used on the customary public holidays.


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