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How many days annual leave per year does your employer give?
we are being offered the normal saturday / sunday rate for xmas new years day but those working the bank hol i.e. mon 27th will be paid the bank holiday rate plus a day off
ok, what he is doing is not illegal but I agree it does not seem very fair.
The legal requirement is that a person is entitled to 28 days holiday in total (including bank holidays). There is no law which says that you must be allowed a day off on a statutory holiday day or that if you work you should be allowed additional time off in lieu or that you should be paid an enhanced rate. Give that the fact you are being asked to work but this does not effect your 28 day holiday entitled there is nothing you can do if your employer refuses to give you the same time off as afforded to those working the bank holiday monday.
This does not foster good employment relations though, if I were you I would get together with your colleagues and raise a group grievance. If you all refuse to work on these terms then he may see fit to change his mind.
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