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I have worked in full-time employment for a company for 11 years. No-one has a contract of employment. We have three weeks’ summer holiday and a week at Christmas, plus bank holidays. Our boss says these are classed as part of our holiday allowance, and is non-negotiable. How do we stand on this matter?

It sounds as though you get the statutory minimum of 5.6 weeks’ holiday, which can include bank holidays. When you take paid leave, and whether or not you work on bank holidays, is down to your employer and your employment contract. Your employer must provide you with written terms and conditions of your employment by law. I suggest the workforce broaches the subject collectively via a solicitor if necessary.

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