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Monday, 7 March 2011

Protect our May day holiday!

Plans to move the May Day bank holiday to April or October have been severely criticised by the TUC, which said there was strong support for an additional public holiday but no appetite to mess around with established bank holidays.

Getting rid of the May Day holiday - which traces its origins back to the fourth century - was 'all about satisfying Tory backwoodsmen' who did not like its more recent association with international labour, the TUC said.

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