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Malta's MLP Would Restore Days In Lieu If Elected
 
(Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007)

Source: The Times of Malta

Malta's Labour Party has promised that, if elected in the next general elections, they would restore the pre-2005 practice of declaring a Monday public holiday when a fixed-date public holiday fell on a weekend.

With the next parliamentary elections in April 2008, that would mean that the 2008 Saints Paul and Peter public holiday (locally called L-Imnarja) that falls on a Sunday, would be followed by a day in lieu public holiday on Monday, June 30, 2008.

Before 2005, in Malta, a Monday public holiday was declared whenever a fixed-date public holiday fell on a weekend.

But then (03-Dec-2004 and 15-Jan-2005), the National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act (Chapter 252 of the Laws of Malta) was amended, effective on January 1st, 2005, so that "with effect from 1st January, 2005 when a National Holiday or a Public Holiday listed in the Schedule falls on a Saturday or on a Sunday, it shall not be deemed to be a public holiday for the purposes of entitling any person to an additional day of vacation leave".

This legislation was contested repeatedly by the GWU (20-Sep-2005 and 27-Jan-2007), but to no avail (21-Oct-2007).

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 2015-10-15: Malta Day In Lieu Public Holidays Stalled Again
 2013-03-10: Malta In Lieu Public Holidays Bolstered By Election Results
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 2007-01-27: Malta Unions Ask For Return Of Day In Lieu Public Holiday
 2005-09-20: Malta Public Holidays Amendments Challenged
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