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Labour delivers 8 extra holidays for 400,000 workers in the South West

400,000 workers in the South West were today promised up to eight extra days annual holiday with the first four coming in October this year. The extra holidays will benefit up to 6 million workers across Britain, including 3.5m women and 2.5m men.

The new regulations were published today to boost the minimum holiday entitlement from 20 days a year to 24 days this October, and to 28 days from April 2009. Afterwards, Bristol South MP Dawn Primarolo said:

"Labour is sticking up for hard-working families and making it easier to balance work with family responsibilities. It has also ensured that our most vulnerable workers have core employment rights to protect them from abuses".

"This extra time off will make a real difference in the lives of hard-working people - a proper rest from work and more time to spend with their families and friends".

"While David Cameron says he supports family-friendly working, he and the Conservative Party are clear that they will not support the necessary legislation to back the Tory leader's warm words".

To find out more about what Labour has done to improve employment rights since 1997 click here

[12 June 2007]

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