Transferring a public holiday
Anyone can ask their employer to transfer a public holiday to another day.
- 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 won’t get to take a paid day off later.