Christmas Day this year falls on a Sunday so, in the UK at least, it is not an official holiday according to the DTI (Dept of Trade and Industry). In lieu of this, Tuesday 27th December is deemed a public holiday.
My friends mother works in a shop on Saturdays and Sundays only. Needless to say the shop will not open on Christmas Day.
The shop (a well known high street magazine retailer with shops in the UK and abroad) has told them that if employees normally work on Sundays, they must take that day off from their annual holiday entitlement!!!
Is this legal given that the company have taken the decision not open on Christmas day??? How blatent is it for such a high ranking company, or any company for that matter, to save an odd few pennies in such a shameless fashion???
I'm glad I don't work them as, if I did, I'd have just told them to stick their job up their APU exhaust!!!
[Edited 2005-11-17 21:43:09]
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