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Festive leave in jobcentres and UC Service Centres

31 Oct 2017

Overall approach to Festive Leave

Members and branches will be aware of the approach adopted by both Jobcentres and Universal Credit Service Centres in respect of annual leave during the festive period. The specific weeks initially under consideration were those commencing 18th December and 25th December. Both Jobcentres and Universal Credit Service Centres have been encouraged to maximise the amount of leave that staff can take off during the festive period and for this to be a minimum of 40% on week commencing 18th December and 50% on week commencing 25th December. Members have been asked to express their preferences.

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