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

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Tree1
Tree1 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
edited April 2021 in Work and employment
Should staff work on Easter Friday if they dont have too.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

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

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    I never missed a BH in retail me, always volunteered for a 12 hour shift to take advantage of the extra pay. 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    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 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    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 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,004 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
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    @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.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @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 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    oops @janer1967 i missed the sunday bit out will amend my comment
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