The independent Trade Union Solidarity is calling for a Public Holiday to mark Armistice Day.
Solidarity General Secretary Patrick Harrington said: – “Workers in the UK do longer hours than the average Continental worker and they get fewer public holidays. Britain presently has 8 public holidays comparing badly to 11 in Germany, 12 in Italy & 13 in France.”
Solidarity is campaigning for a public holiday around Armistice Day, 11 November. This would both honour our war dead and veterans and remind us that we should strive for peace, democracy and harmony in our troubled world. It would also go some way to giving workers here a fairer number of holidays compared to those in Italy, France and Germany.