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This Gov want to get rid of the May Day BH and replace it with something else - so Which day would you prefer? Aside from the obvious Tory ideological fixation with May Day - the Comrades don't march anymore anyway - at least it's closer to the warmer weather. Why don't they work out which week summer is, and just slot it in there, and we can all look forward to grid lock as we escape to the seaside!? :roll:

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Instead of switching the May Day holiday, why don't they just add another one, and bring us in line with most other countries who already get more than us.

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I think an "Employers Day" would be great. One day a year when employees work for nothing in recognition of their employers loyalty in continuing to keep them in work :D:D:D

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Couldn't see the point of the Union's May Day. They should cancel all Bank Holidays and add the BH to annual leave so that all the Lemmings aren't on the road or shopping at the same time. I worked continental shifts and rarely got BH's off but had them as lieu days when I wanted them. Much better idea.

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Not that makes any difference to me but all the Bank Holidays should be scrapped and replaced with an additional weeks holiday. A saving to employers would be the premiums paid when people work the BHs.

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I think an "Employers Day" would be great. One day a year when employees work for nothing in recognition of their employers loyalty in continuing to keep them in work :D:D:D

 

I guess you'll only get me agreeing with you there PJ.......

 

What, with bank holidays, normal holidays, weekends, sick days and the compensation culture we seem to live in, it is hardly worthwhile employing anyone these days :cry:

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You could always employ self employed people or contractors as you don't have to pay them then for all that :?

 

I rather like bank holidays for this reason as it forces my other half to have a day off as he has no choice in the matter :wink:

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Don't we get less bank holidays than everyone else :?:

 

who is everyone else?

 

How many paid bank holidays do you think they get in China? or Taiwan? or Indonesia?

 

why do you think they do so well in the world these days? because their employers aren't throwing money at people to do nothing that's why :wink:

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How many paid bank holidays do you think they get in China? or Taiwan? or Indonesia?

 

 

China 11

Taiwan 11

Indonesia 13

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All employees are entitled to a statutory holiday allowance, which is the term given to the amount of paid leave that companies must, by law, offer their staff.

 

Employees in Finland, Brazil and France are entitled to receive as many as 30 days? statutory holiday a year, with those in Lithuania, Russia and the UK being entitled to 28 days. Poland (26) follows closely behind, with employees in Greece, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway entitled to 25 days? statutory holiday.

 

By comparison, Asia-Pacific countries fare poorly with Australian, New Zealand and Japanese employees receiving the highest levels of statutory holidays (20) followed by Taiwan (15), Hong Kong and Singapore (14), India (12) and China (10). Employees in Canada are amongst those with the lowest entitlement with only 10 days and while there is no statutory minimum in the US, employees typically receive 15 days a year.

 

In addition to statutory holidays, public holidays can markedly increase the amount of time employees have off work. Japan and India top the global list with 16 days? public holiday a year, closely followed by Cyprus, Slovakia and South Korea with 15. Malta and Spain both have 14 while Portugal, Austria, Lithuania, Slovenia and Taiwan all have 13 days? public holiday. The UK, Australia and the Netherlands have the lowest number of public holidays (8) followed by Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada and Romania (9)and China (11).

 

I got Taiwan wrong :wink:

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and if you believe that in the Chinese sweat shops and those in many other parts of the eastern world; that they get paid public holidays Wolfie...... you carry on :wink:

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Yeh but he's Noe Wan :wink:

 

nah.... he can't be Noel Wan, he must be Sam Wan.... you know Sam Wan, he has a sister called Annie Wan

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The arguement being put by Gov Ministers is that by having the BH in April or October will increase tourism - since when were tourists affected by Bank Holidays? :?

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Since they all go away for the weekend... but then again most of us don't bother anymore as the UK roads can't cope with all the extra traffic :wink:

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