TUC ask for 4 more bank holiday days
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Workers in England and Wales are being fobbed off with a "stingy" number of bank holidays, say trades unions.
They get eight public holidays a year, which is four fewer than the EU average and half the number in Japan.
The umbrella body for unions, the TUC, is calling for a new public holiday between September and Christmas.
It would be "a great way to thank working Britain for getting us through these tough times," TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said.
"The August Bank Holiday will be a welcome break for everyone working hard to get us through the pandemic - especially those on the front line," said Ms O'Grady.