Workers could be getting some extra bank holiday days
People Before Profit has suggested three more dates. introducing a new bill which will be brought before the Dáil in September.
It wants February 1st, the last Monday in September and the last Monday in November to be the dates selected.
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett outlines why these days have been chosen:
“We’ve chosen these three extra Bank Holiday dates because they are dates in months where there currently are no bank holidays, so it would mean we’d have a bank holiday in every single month of the year. And I think that is right because people are suffering from huge work related stress, you know, mental health problems, so I think giving people a bank holiday would be a genuine acknowledgement of the hardship and sacrifice they’ve gone through.”