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Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

Hey all,
I am working as a temp for an agency for the past few months and just have a question regarding holiday pay.
When exactly am I entitled to draw my earned holiday pay down?
I have earned three months worth of holiday pay already but haven't seen a penny of it yet and the agency have told me that they don't need to give it to me until I finish the contract.

Is this the case? For example I am taking three days holiday in a few weeks time, can I take at least the three days worth then?

Would appreciate any advice on this.
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Re: Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

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Hey all,
I am working as a temp for an agency for the past few months and just have a question regarding holiday pay.
When exactly am I entitled to draw my earned holiday pay down?
I have earned three months worth of holiday pay already but haven't seen a penny of it yet and the agency have told me that they don't need to give it to me until I finish the contract.

Is this the case? For example I am taking three days holiday in a few weeks time, can I take at least the three days worth then?

Would appreciate any advice on this.
If you are due three days Holiday, then they should pay you three days holiday. The should not keep the money, it is your money, to pay you when you are on holiday.
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Re: Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

From my experiences here, temporary work includes holiday pay, it is not witheld to be paid in any lump sums . It`s included in the hourly rate, so when paid for what you`ve worked - the holiday pay is in the packet too.

One of the banes of temp workers is having to save that already paid portion themselves, for their holidays.

I may be wrong - and I may be right?
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Re: Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

Based on my experience an allowance is made for the holiday/sick pay - which is paid out every month. You'd need to check your payslip.

When is the contract due to end?
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Re: Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

At the end of every month I get my payslip and it gives the total amount of holiday pay earned for that month but the agency won't release it to me.
I am getting worried that I will never see it.

I told the agency that I would take it up with the company I am working for and their tone became quite aggressive and they stressed that they are employer and that they pay me, not the company I work for.

I have to be able to claim for the holidays I am due to take. But can I only claim for the three days holiday I am due to take, or can I claim holiday pay for a few other days I booked off over the course of the past two months?

Does anyone know for sure? Are they legally entitled to hold onto my holiday pay or not?

I am going to read through my contract again later.
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Re: Holiday pay draw-down for temp workers

I have worked for 2 temp agencies now in CH. The first used to pay whatever was in my holiday 'account' whenever i asked. My new agency are being more difficult, saying that its money for holiday i should keep it in their 'bank' until i need it.
Of course they want to keep the money and earn interest on it, but my attitude is that it's mine.
So i also need to know the law on this. Are they obliged to pay it when i ask or, can they withhold it?
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