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Transferring a public holiday

Anyone can ask their employer to transfer a public holiday to another day.

Your employer:

  • has to consider your request seriously unless they have a policy that prevents transferring public holidays
  • can say no.

Working on a transferred public holiday

If you work on the day you’ve transferred the holiday to, you’ll:

  • be paid time and a half, and
  • get a paid day off later — that is, a day in lieu (alternative holiday).

Working on a public holiday if you’ve transferred it to another day

The public holiday becomes a normal working day.

You’ll get paid your usual rate and will not get to take a paid day off later.

Transferring a public holiday by agreement

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