Portsmouth Labour leader backs plan for four more bank holidays

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed Labour proposals to increase the number of bank holidays.

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:49 pm

Councillor Stephen Morgan, leader of Portsmouth Labour Party, backed Jeremy Corbyn’s proposals to introduce the extra days should the party win June’s General Election.

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Under Labour plans, there will be a national holiday on St George’s Day (April 23), St David’s Day (March 1), St Patrick’s Day (March 17) and St Andrew’s Day (November 30).

Cllr Morgan said: ‘More and more people are working longer hours or taking on second jobs to make ends meet. I know how difficult things are for people in our city. Britain’s workers deserve a break. That’s why I’m backing plans for workers to have the opportunity of more days off a year.’