Mexico has the lowest in the world with only seven public holidays
each year although the government permits a few more 'optional' public holidays
, at the employer's discretion.
Whether an employee can be required to work on a public holiday
or not depends on the terms of their employment contract.
Those employees who do not work on the public holidays
are entitled to be paid for the day, provided such day is a usual day of work.
We would urge the management side to reflect on the bad feeling that will be created among NHS staff (and the potential bad publicity that may follow) if they find they are being required to work on a public holiday
for no extra money when other workers in other sectors/industries are receiving an enhancement'
The public holiday
had been announced by the press in time for the arrival of King Abdullah on Wednesday afternoon after a successful three-month long medical trip to the United States and Morocco.
But those who include public holidays
within the annual leave entitlement face a simple choice: give staff the day off out of goodwill; close down the business on April 29 but take it out of workers' holiday entitlement; or keep calm and carry on.
According to the Public Holidays
Act, 1990 (Act 26 of 1990) the Monday,
All Saints Day, on November 1, is also a public holiday
in many Catholic Countries.
Now, a draft law was submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval to declare May Day a public holiday
Rob Marris (Lab Wolverhampton South West) called for April 23, the patron saint's day, to become a public holiday
Down south it's an official Public Holiday
, which means we all get a day off like Christmas Day.