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    General election 2017: Labour wants four new bank holidays - BBC News

    Get in Corbyn!

    This is what Corbyn can do if he gets in, promises that are decisive and benefits the masses in general rather than just the vote bank benefiting.

    Vote Corbyn ! Save this country !

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    Doesn't matter what policies he proposes, no matter how sensible, there are some who will reject them 100% without consideration, because only the greedy, lying, cheating Tory party are allowed to rule, in their eyes. (Or at least until the BNP start fielding candidates)
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    Makes sense. The UK's workforce spend the most hours on the job yet is one of the most unproductive countries in the EU.

    But then again perhaps we find family life miserable.
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    Whilst the four days are quite cute from the perspective of them being each of the UK's saint's days, the actual timing of the days is rather unfortunate.

    St David - 1 March
    St Patrick - 17 March
    St George - 23 April

    These are too close to each other, Easter and May Day

    St Andrew - 30 November

    Not a bad time of year, in the fallow period between August and Christmas, but isn't it already observed in Scotland so they won't benefit?

    So, Corbyn's proposal essentially front loads holidays to the beginning of the year.

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    Permies might 'gain' 4 extra statutory days, but they will lose company holidays; those employers giving 25 days + 8 bank holidays today, will simply offer 21 days plus bank holidays going forward. The poorer workers, such as shop workers, won't gain anyway as they don't with many of the bank holidays we have today. Just Labour's way to try and buy some votes off the dumb

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Whilst the four days are quite cute from the perspective of them being each of the UK's saint's days, the actual timing of the days is rather unfortunate.

    St Patrick - 17 March
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    Yes, ask any Irishman, the 18th should be the day off to recover from the 17th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    General election 2017: Labour wants four new bank holidays - BBC News

    Get in Corbyn!

    This is what Corbyn can do if he gets in, promises that are decisive and benefits the masses in general rather than just the vote bank benefiting.

    Vote Corbyn! He won't give you jobs, but he will give you four extra days off!
    You're awesome! Get yourself a t-shirt.

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    Like they had in the seventies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post
    Permies might 'gain' 4 extra statutory days, but they will lose company holidays; those employers giving 25 days + 8 bank holidays today, will simply offer 21 days plus bank holidays going forward. The poorer workers, such as shop workers, won't gain anyway as they don't with many of the bank holidays we have today. Just Labour's way to try and buy some votes off the dumb
    WWS. In any case, bank holidays suck because everyone has the same effing day off. If you're just going to sit on your sun lounger all day before having a BBQ it's not so bad, but if you're foolish enough to set foot outside your own curtilage, it's gridlocked misery. I'd ban them all and increase the mandatory holiday amount.

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    Thankfully as a contractor this won't impact me too much - just give me a few more days to polish my gold hoard
    Knocks a 2 grand hole in your turnover which you might prefer to sustain in January whilst sipping rum in the Caribbean though, no?

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