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1st May: no public holiday

I came to complaints corner to ask how is it even possible that 1st May is not a public holiday!
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Old 27.04.2020, 17:44
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I came to complaints corner to ask how is it even possible that 1st May is not a public holiday!
Why does it have to be? No, not a public holiday in all Kantons.
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

Is there something more beautiful than celebrating labor day by working?
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

It is in Zürich though? Where are you working?
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Old 27.04.2020, 17:52
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

It depends where you are, it is a public holiday in a lot of places.
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Old 27.04.2020, 18:09
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Is there something more beautiful than celebrating labor day by working?
Yeap, thats just lovely

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It is in Zürich though? Where are you working?
The office is in Zug. We'll be celebrating by working

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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

What difference does it make anyway? Almost all of us have had 4 weeks off and if you're stuck at home unable to go out and socialise what else is there to do??
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The office is in Zug. We'll be celebrating by working
Your office and home are the wrong way round
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

In South Africa, the lockdown was recently extended until 30th April, whereafter there will be some relief, in stages. Today 27th April is a public holiday called Freedom Day, commemorating the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.

The South Africans joke that this year, on Freedom Day they're locked up, and they'll be let out to go back to work again on Workers' Day.
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Old 27.04.2020, 18:57
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Why does it have to be? No, not a public holiday in all Kantons.
Exactly, we need a neighbouring canton in which to shop on our 'glorious' day off
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Old 27.04.2020, 19:07
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I came to complaints corner to ask how is it even possible that 1st May is not a public holiday!
Because nobody thought it worth while to go through the procedure to hold a referendum to decide if we do or don't want it to be a federal holiday. I think a few cantons have decide to have it as a public holiday.
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What difference does it make anyway? Almost all of us have had 4 weeks off and if you're stuck at home unable to go out and socialise what else is there to do??
not everybody had "4 weeks off"
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not everybody had "4 weeks off"
I agree. I have been working from home for more than 6 weeks now in addition to supporting my children in Fernunterricht. Luckily I live in Kanton ZH and am looking forward to Friday when I don't have to work and can do something with my children instead.
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

In Geneva, I think, Government offices are closed. But I think that’s about it. It isn’t a cantonal holiday.
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

I will probably take a day trip to Balconia
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I agree. I have been working from home for more than 6 weeks now in addition to supporting my children in Fernunterricht. Luckily I live in Kanton ZH and am looking forward to Friday when I don't have to work and can do something with my children instead.
That's exactly my situation too... Enjoy your day off on Friday!
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

Hate to be 'that guy' but I have to say it: there are many who have been laid off and would have been happy to work on Friday.

There will be other days off soon (May 21st , June 1st)
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Old 28.04.2020, 08:44
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Hate to be 'that guy' but I have to say it: there are many who have been laid off and would have been happy to work on Friday.

There will be other days off soon (May 21st , June 1st)
Thanks for being that guy, so true. I think here we don't have Friday off. But glad to have the employment opportunity. Even if it means we are working twice as much as before the confinement.
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Old 28.04.2020, 08:54
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

It is a public holiday in Zurich and Basel. I work in Zurich and my OH works in Basel. Nice to live in Bern on May 1st...too bad we can't properly enjoy it due to the lock down, but that's OK.
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Old 28.04.2020, 09:12
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Re: 1st May: no public holiday

It's a public holiday in Aargau, Basel-Land, Basel-Stadt, Fribourg, Jura, Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Zurich.

However if you work in a company with a collective agreement often the Trade Unions get the 1st of May as an extra day off for all employees in the contract.
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