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We need more bank holidays

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jonbey, 26 Aug 2019.

  1. jonbey

    jonbey

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    But our current government will never allow it. Screenshot_20190826-181329.png
     
  2. leegsi

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    We may get less public holidays but are one of the highest for normal holiday
     
  3. EFLImpudence

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    I've never seen the point of bank holidays and today with so many still working, there is no point.

    Why not have more annual leave?
     
  4. Notch7

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    They are designed to get English people stuck in traffic jams for hours :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. EFLImpudence

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    Seems to work.
     
  6. EddieM

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    How about people who don't get paid for them?
     
  7. jonbey

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    Many people do overtime on bank holidays and many get paid more than normal hours. Also, when I was contracting I always knew that my hourly rate was supposed to cover holidays etc. so freelancers and traders should not be affected, just put your day rate up by 0.4% and you'll be covered for the extra day off.
     
  8. Brigadier

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    Enforcing a shorter working week would increase productivity imo, as most people (and certainly "the bosses") wouldn't put up with a hit in their wedge.

    Permitting, encouraging, or "forcing" people to work long hours is counterproductive (apart from masking poor management, allowing reduction in investment, and killing off the workers before they've drawn too much / any pension).................makes you wonder why UK PLC does it:whistle:
     
  9. mattylad

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    What about previous or subsequent ones?

    I cannot see either allowing it.
     
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