Local MP for Denton and Reddish, Andrew Gwynne, has today endorsed Labour’s plan to give Britain’s workers the break they deserve and bring our four nations together with four new national holidays for the whole of the United Kingdom.
Under Labour’s proposals, four-new UK-wide public holidays will be held on St, David’s Day (1st March), St Patrick’s Day (17th March), St. George’s Day (23rd April) and St. Andrew’s Day (30th November).
With eight public holidays, the UK currently has the lowest number of public holidays of all the major economies – 8 compared with a G20 average of 12. Four extra holidays would take us to the G20 average.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“For years, Britain’s workers haven’t had a proper pay rise, with wages for most people still stagnating below 2007 levels. After seven years of painful austerity, it is right that our workers deserve a break – and under a Labour government, they will have the opportunity of four more days off a year.
“These holidays will be a chance for workers to spend time with their families, in their communities and with their friends, and more importantly will make for a more rested and happy workforce.
“Labour’s plan will also give people from across the UK a chance to unite and celebrate the national cultures of our proud nations.”