Headline
Christmas and New Year holiday closedown and payment arrangements
Date
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Description

The close down period will be from Wednesday, 25 December until Wednesday, 1 January 2020 (inclusive). 

This close down period should be adhered to in all directorate areas and applied to all employees, unless operational demands make this impossible.

In those directorates with service requirements to open on any of the public, extra statutory or concessionary days, the following table outlines the basis on which payments will be made to those staff required to work.

Wednesday, 25 December

 

Christmas Day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked

·         plus plain time for actual hours worked

·         plus lieu time for actual hours worked.

Thursday, 26 December

Boxing Day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked

·         plus plain time for actual hours worked

·         plus lieu time for actual hours worked.

Friday, 27 December

* see note

 

Statutory day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked

·         plus plain time for actual hours worked

Saturday, 28 December

Normal Saturday only

·         normal rates for Saturday apply.

Sunday, 29 December

Normal Sunday only

·         normal rates for Sunday apply.

Monday, 30 December

* see note

Statutory day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked

·         plus plain time for actual hours worked

Tuesday, 31 December

* see note

 

Concessionary day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked.

·         plus lieu time for actual hours worked.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

New Year’s Day

·         paid normal rate for contractual and any additional hours worked

·         plus plain time for actual hours worked

·         plus lieu time for actual hours worked

* This does not apply to council services where collective agreements have added such days to the employees' leave entitlement. Such days will be treated as normal working days and accrue no enhancements.

The term ‘normal rate for contractual and any additional hours’ is the pay that an individual employee would normally receive for working on that particular day of the week.

For casual staff the principles are the same as above, but they do not get double time or lieu time. Payment received is in complete recompense.

Double time on bank holidays does not apply to standby /call out arrangements where the relevant policies will apply - time and a quarter and time off in lieu.

Christmas pay date for all staff is Tuesday, 31 December.

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