Bank holidays whlst in Germany

#1
Whats the score??

Are you meant to get both German and Uk bank holidays whilst posted out here or is it at the units descretion? :?
 

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#2
Mostly you get the German Public Holidays. And they don't always fall on a Monday, so you could get your Public Holiday on a Sunday!
 
#5
If you work during a uk bank holiday you can claim the day back
 
#6
You'll find that most BFG based units take the German bank holidays. This is due to the high numbers of local civvies the Army employs.
 
#7
Correct me if I am wrong but you will find that you are ENTITLED to the UK bank holidays as you are BRITISH and work for the BRITISH Government. Mrs Chimp took today's bank holiday last week as she is working today on a course. When I was in if you worked the UK bank holiday you were given a day in lieu at a later date (not neccessary of your choosing though)
 
#8
^ I'm owed about 60+ days in lieu then....
 
#9
The onus is on you to claim them back - no-one is going to do it for you im afraid.
 
#10
As I seem to remember in BFG you tend to do quite well out of the public holidays and benefit from both UK and German holidays (obviously different if your on duty , though you should get a day in lieu) , this is still the system in Cyprus .
 
#11
chimp503 said:
Correct me if I am wrong but you will find that you are ENTITLED to the UK bank holidays as you are BRITISH and work for the BRITISH Government. Mrs Chimp took today's bank holiday last week as she is working today on a course. When I was in if you worked the UK bank holiday you were given a day in lieu at a later date (not neccessary of your choosing though)
You are wrong. You are not ENTITLED to any Bank Holidays, it is down to unit/Bde discretion. In Germany, units traditionally stand-down for German Holidays, which means you are better off. You are not ENTITLED to both
 
#12
chimp503 said:
Correct me if I am wrong but you will find that you are ENTITLED to the UK bank holidays as you are BRITISH and work for the BRITISH Government. Mrs Chimp took today's bank holiday last week as she is working today on a course. When I was in if you worked the UK bank holiday you were given a day in lieu at a later date (not neccessary of your choosing though)
You are NOT ENTITLED to Bank Holidays, Full Stop. Even if you work in the UK

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/WorkingHoursAndTimeOff/DG_10029788

Public and Bank Holidays
You do not have a statutory right to paid leave on bank and public holidays. If paid leave is given on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards your minimum holiday entitlement. There are eight permanent bank and public holidays in Great Britain.

If you work on a bank or public holiday, there is no automatic right to an enhanced pay rate. What you get paid depends on your contract of employment.

The basics of holiday rights
There is a minimum right to paid holiday, but your employer may offer more than this. The main things you should know about holiday rights are:

from 1 October 2007 you are entitled to a minimum of 4.8 weeks
the entitlement will increase again to 5.6 weeks from 1 April 2009
those working part-time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata (so 4.8 then 5.6 times your usual working week)

you start building up holiday as soon as you start work
your employer can control when you take your holiday
you get paid your normal pay for your holiday
when you finish a job, you get paid for any holiday you’ve not taken
bank and public holidays in Britain can be included in your minimum entitlement
 
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#13
Well in these days of JPA, you are given the day as a days leave and then if the unit stands down, all personell taking the day are to put in a days leave (on JPA). Those who have to work the day therefore are then up one days leave.

As JPA works month by month, it will automatically credit you these days. i.e 2 in may, 1 in August. Ive yet to see what it does over the xmas break.

I am not a JPA guru in any shape or form but thats what it does here in Blighty!
 
#14
Mike_2817 said:
chimp503 said:
Correct me if I am wrong but you will find that you are ENTITLED to the UK bank holidays as you are BRITISH and work for the BRITISH Government. Mrs Chimp took today's bank holiday last week as she is working today on a course. When I was in if you worked the UK bank holiday you were given a day in lieu at a later date (not neccessary of your choosing though)
You are NOT ENTITLED to Bank Holidays, Full Stop. Even if you work in the UK

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/WorkingHoursAndTimeOff/DG_10029788

Public and Bank Holidays
You do not have a statutory right to paid leave on bank and public holidays. If paid leave is given on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards your minimum holiday entitlement. There are eight permanent bank and public holidays in Great Britain.

If you work on a bank or public holiday, there is no automatic right to an enhanced pay rate. What you get paid depends on your contract of employment.

The basics of holiday rights
There is a minimum right to paid holiday, but your employer may offer more than this. The main things you should know about holiday rights are:

from 1 October 2007 you are entitled to a minimum of 4.8 weeks
the entitlement will increase again to 5.6 weeks from 1 April 2009
those working part-time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata (so 4.8 then 5.6 times your usual working week)

you start building up holiday as soon as you start work
your employer can control when you take your holiday
you get paid your normal pay for your holiday
when you finish a job, you get paid for any holiday you’ve not taken
bank and public holidays in Britain can be included in your minimum entitlement

That's great but you are dealing with the Military here not some wet civvie - I believe that is what you are quoting isnt it civvie employment law, as the mil do not do part time (TA exempt here) or get enhanced pay for working overtime....... So I am CORRECT WHEN I SAY YOU ARE ENTITLED under Military rules......... Here endeth the lesson
 
#15
chimp503 said:
Mike_2817 said:
chimp503 said:
Correct me if I am wrong but you will find that you are ENTITLED to the UK bank holidays as you are BRITISH and work for the BRITISH Government. Mrs Chimp took today's bank holiday last week as she is working today on a course. When I was in if you worked the UK bank holiday you were given a day in lieu at a later date (not neccessary of your choosing though)
You are NOT ENTITLED to Bank Holidays, Full Stop. Even if you work in the UK

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/WorkingHoursAndTimeOff/DG_10029788

Public and Bank Holidays
You do not have a statutory right to paid leave on bank and public holidays. If paid leave is given on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards your minimum holiday entitlement. There are eight permanent bank and public holidays in Great Britain.

If you work on a bank or public holiday, there is no automatic right to an enhanced pay rate. What you get paid depends on your contract of employment.

The basics of holiday rights
There is a minimum right to paid holiday, but your employer may offer more than this. The main things you should know about holiday rights are:

from 1 October 2007 you are entitled to a minimum of 4.8 weeks
the entitlement will increase again to 5.6 weeks from 1 April 2009
those working part-time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata (so 4.8 then 5.6 times your usual working week)

you start building up holiday as soon as you start work
your employer can control when you take your holiday
you get paid your normal pay for your holiday
when you finish a job, you get paid for any holiday you’ve not taken
bank and public holidays in Britain can be included in your minimum entitlement

That's great but you are dealing with the Military here not some wet civvie - I believe that is what you are quoting isnt it civvie employment law, as the mil do not do part time (TA exempt here) or get enhanced pay for working overtime....... So I am CORRECT WHEN I SAY YOU ARE ENTITLED under Military rules......... Here endeth the lesson
Your an arrogant twat arent you. You are NOT ENTITLED TO ANY BANK HOLIDAY> ITS AT UNIT/BDE/DIV DISCRETION.

The reason I know is because I used to have a LCpl work for me who believed that he would oneday be Prime Minister of his country, had a HUGE chip on his shoulder, and believed the whole army owed him everything. When ordered to come into work on a Bank Holiday, he was stroppy and demanded he have the day off. So I did some research, which perhaps you should do, and found out.
 
#16
Like I said knob head you are entitled to a bank holiday - I didnt say you are entitled to have that specific bank holiday off, if you are working then tough but you are entitled to a day off in lieu, If its a bde,div, or whatever discretion then you will find ALL units will honour the bank holiday unless committed to work THEN you will get a day in lieu - Now **** off sniffer as your comment on me being arrogant was un- called for - Sounds like your a **** who will take the day off for yourself but anyone else has to stag on - typical me thinks
 
#18
I'm not entitled to nice days - or are you going to prove me wrong on that ?
 
#19
You work for the army not a bank. Your contract allows for a number of privelege days leave and that's all you're entitled to. I suppose all the lads in Iraq and Afghanistan are lying in bed today as it's a bank holiday. What a plonker you are. I take it you have a degree in Barack Room Law.
 
#20
craftsmanx said:
You work for the army not a bank. Your contract allows for a number of privelege days leave and that's all you're entitled to. I suppose all the lads in Iraq and Afghanistan are lying in bed today as it's a bank holiday. What a plonker you are. I take it you have a degree in Barack Room Law.
Barrack room lawyer - no but I can read what is posted - something you obviously can't, I have NEVER said you can have a bank holiday - I said you can have a day in lieu if working it. :D have a nice day or one in lieu
 
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