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Old 21.02.2011, 20:21
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Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Specifically, 1st May ( Labour Day ) which falls on a Sunday.

Taken from this URL, it is termed as a Special Sunday.

Then there is this PDF in DE, that says under Tag der Arbeit for Canton Zurich:

Gesetzlich anerkannter, den Sonntagen gleichgestellter Feiertag im gesamten Kanton gemäss Art. 20a Abs. 1 ArG.

Does this mean Monday 2nd May is a working day ?
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Old 21.02.2011, 20:28
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Yes, May 2nd is a normal working day.
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Old 21.02.2011, 20:28
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

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Specifically, 1st May ( Labour Day ) which falls on a Sunday. .......

Does this mean Monday 2nd May is a working day ?
I thought that the usual practice is not to get an extra day when a Holiday falls on a weekend day.
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Old 21.02.2011, 21:03
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Yes, as far as i know (as told by swiss boss, and not just because he wants us all to work longer...) you don't get days in lieu if the public holidays fall on the weekend.
But apparently some years, if we get lucky with the timing, there's a lot of weekdays off, so i guess it balances out
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Old 21.02.2011, 23:27
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

It's quite rare for public holidays to be carried over to the next working day. Usually they're just lost (while waiting for next year)
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Old 22.02.2011, 07:07
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

I don't mind holidays falling on the weekend, but I really wish all the holidays were unified across Switzerland.

It's really quite depressing going to work knowing that everybody else I know has the day off. Equally I find it irritating when I have a day off, but there's nobody else around to enjoy it with because they're at work. And all because I happen to work just outside of kanton Zürich.
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Old 22.02.2011, 08:28
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Well its more expensive to live in Zurich, maybe the holiday is more of a reward to the cityslickers that are struggle with higher prices
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Yes, May 2nd is a normal working day.
As should May 1st, bloody lazy lefty proles...
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

in my company they do. Free day on a sunday? One extra holiday day!!
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Only some companies do replace holidays... so if yours do make sure you make a happy dance....
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

Sorry to bump it but my question is strongly in topic

Ok, i see from your posts that in Switzerland in a lot of cases, a public holiday falling on Sunday is losted. Is it really totally lost ? Neither a kind of money compensation? :P

Just to compare in the place where i live at the momento, if this happens in Italy then in your month salary you are payed a "virtual" day more, for that "non enjoed public holiday".
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Re: Public holidays falling on a weekend for 2011

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Sorry to bump it but my question is strongly in topic

Ok, i see from your posts that in Switzerland in a lot of cases, a public holiday falling on Sunday is losted. Is it really totally lost ? Neither a kind of money compensation? :P

Just to compare in the place where i live at the momento, if this happens in Italy then in your month salary you are payed a "virtual" day more, for that "non enjoed public holiday".
No, you wouldn't get paid for it either.
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