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Should staff work on Easter Friday if they don't have to

Tree1Tree1 Member Posts: 23 Listener
edited April 2 in Employment and careers
Should staff work on Easter Friday if they dont have too.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Good friday is a bank holiday so it depends on a persons contract and if they are expected to work bank holidays 

  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,298 Pioneering
    I never missed a BH in retail me, always volunteered for a 12 hour shift to take advantage of the extra pay. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I was always had to work bank holidays lol and Xmas day and boxing  day and new year lol first Xmas I didnt have to work I was on lock down lol 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    When my daughter worked for a major high st. fashion retailer the only day they got off was xmas day, but they did get 28 days annual holiday to compensate. But right now non essential retailers are still closed so it's a problem.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    I found that if you work in the private sector then you generally worked bank holidays 

    But not so much in public sector or non profit making sector 

    Obviously there are exceptions to this 

    Bank holidays are literally becoming holidays for banks 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2
    @janer1967 how true that is and what a shame, my days in retail were 40 years ago now, but I remember we fought tooth and nail for bank holidays.
    There is one thing about Easter and that is that all stores even food retailers over 3,000 sq.feet have to close on Easter Sunday.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine it's only Easter Sunday that applies to though 

    I worked in retail for 30 years starting straight from school 

    We didnt used to open on Sunday or monday when I first started never mind bank holidays 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    oops @janer1967 i missed the sunday bit out will amend my comment
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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