Source:The Jersey Evening Post (Saint Helier)
Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2016
The States of Jersey (Jersey's Parliament) have voted against another recent bill that would have compensated those who had to work on the upcoming Liberation Day public holiday, on Sunday, May 9, 2010.
Yesterday's proposition by Deputy Montfort Tadier, defeated by 33 votes to 13, would have officially designated May 9, 2010, as a public holiday, guaranteeing an extra day off to anyone who has to work on that date.
The reason for the need for this proposition is that the law governing public holidays in Jersey, the "Schedule to the Public Holidays and Bank Holidays (Jersey) Act 1952", only specifies that May 9th is a public holiday, if it falls on a weekday (defined in the Act's preamble as "Monday to Saturday inclusive").
This latest proposal was rejected after Jersey Chief Minister, Terry Le Sueur, urged the States to wait for the result of a recently-completed review on an automatic system of moving holidays that fall on the weekends, as Liberation Day does this year (rejected on 2010-02-03) and as Boxing Day did last year (approved on 2009-10-13).
In the past, 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 this year's Liberation Day public holiday, Monday, May 10th, 2010, an additional official public holiday (2009-10-14 and 2009-09-11).
Links and References
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