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Bank holiday entitlement?

Discussion in 'Part-time and job share' started by Geordieindevon, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Geordieindevon

    Geordieindevon New commenter

    Good evening everyone,

    Could anyone advise me whether bank holidays are an entitlement and should be given pro rota of how much time you work? I.e if you work 0.8 should you get 0.8 of them?

    The reason I ask is I am on 0.8 and will only be working Tuesday - Friday next year and therefore feel I am being unpaid for the days others get off for the bank holiday Mondays....

    Just a question- any guidance offered is gratefully appreciated.
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Ther's usually only one bank holiday which isn't part of the school holidays, unless your area does the long-weekend-for Easter thing. That makes 0.8 of them rather tricky.

    You should be working on 156 days, whether teaching days or training days. Count them up and see if it works out. It might not, depending on which days terms start and end. If you're a day over, you could legitimately point this out and ask whether you may have a day off somewhere - perhaps a training day or sports day or something like that - or be paid for the extra day. Of course, if you're a day under next year, the argument might go the other way, so you may prefer not to worry about it.

    And before it comes up, if more than one training day falls on a Monday, and they say you're not doing enough of them because you should be doing four of them, you need to point out that in that case you should only be doing 152 teaching days. If you're doing 156 total, that might split 152/4, but it might not.
    Geordieindevon likes this.
  3. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    The beauty of working Tuesday TP Friday is that you don’t get the Sunday night feeling - that has to be worth part of a 0.2!
    ViolaClef and Geordieindevon like this.
  4. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    There is usually only one day in the year when teachers benefit from a Bank Holiday but work the rest of the week. I've never heard of part-timers making an issue of this if they are not in on Mondays. It's just the way the cookie crumbles. Next year every Monday will feel like a Bank Holiday for you! :)
    phlogiston likes this.
  5. BarryIsland

    BarryIsland New commenter

    Ive been part-time for 16 years in secondary. As my days aren't fixed year to year it is swings and roundabouts. Some years you gain some you lose.
  6. Eflmeister

    Eflmeister Occasional commenter

    I wouldn't have thought that you can really claim pay for days when you wouldn't be working anyway - if you never work Mondays then why should you get Bank Holiday Monday pay?

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