Bank Holiday workers earn more

in 10 staff working this Bank Holiday Monday (28 August) will be paid double
time, according to a survey.

Employee Reward and Benefit report by HR consultants Watson Wyatt also shows
that 15 per cent of employees working on the bank holiday will be paid

survey of 272 UK companies also reveals that one in four employers pay staff
double time for Saturday mornings and four out of 10 pay double rate for
Saturday afternoons.

Brown, a consultant for Watson Wyatt, commenting on the findings, urged
employers to introduce a more flexible working week.

highlights the significant costs associated with asking employees to work
outside their normal hours. These costs can only be encouraging employers to
move towards a more flexible approach to defining the working week," she

By Paul Nelson

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