Working Arrangements: Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2009

Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a Friday and Saturday respectively.

The Governement has designated Monday 28th December as a public holiday with pay in substitution for Boxing Day.

A number of questions have arisen as to the payments to be made to employees required to work on Saturday 26th and/or Monday 28th December.

Authorities advised that payments, unless a local agreement is in place, should be made in accordance with Green Book Part 3 Paragraph 2.6 as follows:

  • Employees required to work on Friday 25th December should receive public holiday pay.
  • Employees required to work on Saturday 26th December should receive Sunday rates of pay.
  • Employees required to work only one day out of Saturday 26th Decemeber or Monday 28th December should receive public holiday payments for the one day on which they work.
  • Employees required to work on both Saturday 26th December and Monday 28th December should receive Saturday rates of pay for Saturday 26th December and public holiday pay for Monday 28th December.