Switzerland's Zurich Canton Considering Scrapping May 1st Public Holiday
Source:Tages Anzeiger (Zürich)
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The leader of the SVP parliamentary group, Alfred Heer, has steered a bill through that would remove May 1st from the list of public holidays in the Canton of Zürich.
The lost day would be compensated by a "joker-holiday" which could be taken at anytime by employees (and would allow parents to make it coincide with one of their children's 2 "joker" school holidays).
Recall that a parliamentary initiative to make May 1st a national public holiday was defeated in 2001 (2001-11-12).
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