Should there be more bank holidays?
FOR most of us, the bank holiday provides a great chance to spend more time with the family and friends or to enjoy a mini holiday by booking days off before or after.
Trades union leaders want the UK to enjoy more bank holidays and Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi has brought a private members’ bill saying the country “could easily afford” an extra day.
The TUC has backed a campaign to introduce a new bank holiday in England and Wales.
After being granted an additional bank holiday this year for the royal wedding and one next year for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, workers will revert to just eight bank holidays in 2013. This leaves us well behind our European neighbours in annual days off.
Today we ask, should there be more bank holidays?