TUC: Royal wedding shows we need more bank holidays

29 Nov 2017 12:23 PM

Responding to calls from Conservative and Labour MPs for a bank holiday to mark the royal wedding in May 2018, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Workers in the UK put in billions of hours of unpaid overtime every year. Whether royalists or republicans, they have earned a day off.

“We have fewer public holidays than the rest of Europe. Only Romania gets less of a break.

“Britain deserves more bank holidays – and not just for next year’s royal wedding.”

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