TUC repeats call for autumn Bank Holiday

With 61 days to go until the next Bank Holiday and 56 days since the last one, the TUC is calling on the Government to make this autumn half-term Monday one of three new Bank Holidays.

Most of the 20,000 people who voted for a new Bank Holiday in the TUC’s online poll believe millions of people should have an extra day off today.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: “It’s a cold, dark Monday, but autumn doesn’t have to be such a slog. The country could comfortably cope with a day off today to break the 16-week Bank Holiday-free stretch.

“If this Monday were a Bank Holiday, millions of hard-working families would be able to spend a day with their children during half term without taking extra leave. Millions of employees could give our leisure and retail industries a boost or take a long weekend away and help our tourism sector. Others could simply be enjoying a well-earned extra lie-in and a very happy Monday.”



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