The Malta Independent 18 November 2017, Saturday

Public holidays on weekend: Bank holidays, extra leave proposals discussed

Kevin Schembri Orland Thursday, 14 September 2017, 09:40 Last update: about 3 months ago

Adding bank holidays or giving extra leave days to workers are part of the proposals being discussed by the government with the social partners in its bid to implements its electoral promises of giving employees an extra day of rest for public holidays falling on a weekend.

This was announced this morning by European Affairs and Equality Minister Helena Dalli, who said that there was a positive response from the social partners to the idea.

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One other suggestion was the giving of monetary compensation, but the minister explained that this was not in line with the government’s election manifesto.

Dalli said that there is no timeframe for the discussions, but promised that the government will be working hard to find a solution as quickly as possible.

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