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Millions to benefit from extra holiday
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that workers in the UK are to see their minimum annual leave go up to 5.6 weeks, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “Millions of hard-working employees across the UK have much to smile about today, and many of those who will get more time off work will be low paid women. It is a victory for union campaigning, which has long pushed for UK leave to be increased so that it is more in line with the holidays enjoyed by other workers in Europe.
11 January 2007

Planned holiday increase will benefit two million employees
Plans to increase holiday leave for around two million full time employees next year will bring huge benefits to workers and employers alike, says the TUC today (Wednesday) in its submission to the Government's consultation on increasing the UK's statutory minimum annual leave.
13 September 2006

Government forced to tighten rules on work breaks
The TUC today welcomed the European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement on the rest break rights established by the EU working time directive. '... Employers will now have to do their utmost to ensure their staff get the breaks they are entitled to.'
7 September 2006

TUC welcomes proposals for extra holidays for UK workers
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of a Government consultation document that will see UK workers get to take paid leave for bank holidays in addition to their statutory 20 days' annual leave, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
13 June 2006

TUC welcomes DTI rights pledges
Welcoming the publication today (Thursday) of the DTI Labour Market Strategy Document “Success at Work”, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “We welcome these firm pledges to press ahead with Labour manifesto commitments such as ending the loophole that allows UK employers to include bank holidays as part of Europe's minimum paid holiday entitlement.
30 March 2006

TUC comment on ECJ holiday pay decision
Commenting on the ruling today (Thursday) from the European Court of Justice that should see an end to employer abuse of the rolled-up holiday pay system (where holiday pay is included in workers' hourly rates and people are not actually paid when they take any leave), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
16 March 2006

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