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EMPLOYMENT ENTITLEMENT TO BANK HOLIDAYS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1426A1: tabled on 13 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Laws on 12 June 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add ", and to make a bank holiday of the national saints' days in Wales, England and Scotland.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that there is at present no legal entitlement for employees to be given a day off for bank holidays and that around 17 per cent. of Britons, particularly those in low paid jobs, may have been forced to work on the recent Golden Jubilee Bank Holiday or make up the bank holiday by working on a weekend; further notes that British workers not only have no statutory right to bank holidays but also receive the lowest number of bank holidays in the European Union; and calls upon the Government to give statutory rights to employees to take bank holidays off or to take double pay or time off in lieu.