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Jersey Bill Would Declare May 10 Public Holiday

Source: BBC News (Saint Helier)
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: March 6, 2016

Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, has introduced legislation that would make Monday, May 10, 2010, a one-off day in lieu public holiday, to compensate the fact that next year's Liberation Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.

The 2009 Liberation Day public holiday also fell on a weekend, and in that context, government and public sector workers in Jersey were afforded a day in lieu public sector holiday on Monday, May 11, 2009, but this only applied to the public sector (2009-02-17).

Recall that, over the last 15 years,the States of Jersey have always ruled that there would be no day in lieu public holiday, on Monday, May 10, whenever similar circumstances arose (2004-03-16 and 1999-04-09).

Neighboring Guernsey, for its part, has already declared the day after next year's Liberation Day public holiday, Monday, May 10th, 2010, an additional official public holiday (2009-10-14 and 2009-09-11).

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