You should not miss out on bank holidays.
Under the Working Time Regulations, you are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ holiday a year based on your normal working week, irrespective of your normal working days.
Even if your employer provides 5.6 weeks’ holiday plus bank holidays (in other words, going beyond the statutory minimum), it is against the law to treat part-time workers less favourably than their full-time co-workers unless this can be objectively justified.
Because of this, many employers give part-time employees a pro-rated bank holiday entitlement, irrespective of the days they work.
As this issue affects all part-time workers where you work, this is an obvious case on which to take a collective approach, to try to persuade your employer to change their mind. Why not encourage your colleagues to join a trade union to help you get organised?
If you are not yet a member of a trade union, browse our Union Finder tool to find the union most suited to your needs.
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