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.”
- TUC research from 2007 on public holidays: www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/extras/communityday.pdf
- TUC research from February on unpaid overtime: www.tuc.org.uk/news/workers-uk-put-£336-billion-worth-unpaid-overtime-y…
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