Your at-a-glance summaries to our employment policies
Bank and public holidays In Royal Mail:
If a bank holiday falls on a day you would normally work, you take the day off.
If your rest day falls on a bank holiday, your manager will check if workload allows for you to have another day off that week.
If you are unable to take another day off, you can either:
add the day to your annual holiday entitlement; or
take the excess hours paid as overtime. This will be paid at the Monday to Saturday overtime rate
If you work for Parcelforce Worldwide, ask your manager how bank holidays are dealt with.
If you have a part-time contract, your bank holiday allowance will be pro-rated depending on the number of days you work, e.g.:
5 day contract – full entitlement of 8 bank holidays
2 day contract – 3 bank holidays
Every unit has their own way of managing holidays. Speak to your manager about how things are done in your area.
Managers will try to accommodate your holiday requests, but need to ensure there is always enough cover. There may be times when requests can’t be granted.
During busy periods, like Christmas, it may be difficult for your manager to give time off. Holiday is therefore not generally available at this time.
TIME OFF: ANNUAL HOLIDAY
Want to know more? Full details are available in the Annual holiday policy and guide and the Bank and public holiday guide, available on the Policy and information site on PSP. Further useful information on time off can be found in the Time off: other leave and Being a parent at-a-glance summaries.