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Sex And Age Discrimination

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whet her it is in accord-

PAID HOLIDAYS IN 1973 FOR ADULT WORKERS
United KingdomBelgiumGermany
Annual Paid Holidays (days)
(a) Basic holidays for adults fixed by legislation1815–18
(b) Basic holidays for adults laid down in collective agreements15–1820–2218–24
Public Holidays
(a) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation(1)61010–13
(b) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation and laid down in collective agreements6–71010–13
FranceItalyLuxembourg
Annual Paid Holidays (days)
(a) Basic holidays for adults fixed by legislation241218–24
(b) Basic holidays for adults laid down in collective agreements2414–2018–24
Public Holidays
(a) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation(1)11610
(b) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation and laid down in collective agreements8–1017–1810
NetherlandsIrelandDenmark
Annual Paid Holidays (days)
(a) Basic holidays for adults fixed by legislation15–181224
(b) Basic holidays for adults laid down in collective agreements17–201824
Public Holidays
(a) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation(1)6
(b) Public holidays paid for and not worked fixed by legislation and laid down in collective agreements76
Notes:
(1) Northern Ireland had eight days public holiday and Scotland had five days public holiday in 1973.
(2) Row (b) includes row (a).
Source: Report on the Development of the social situation in the Community in 1973.

with his understanding of the social contract for employers to discriminate against employees on grounds of sex or of age by paying differential rates of piecework to people doing the same work.

The TUC guidelines, which the Government have commended to negotiators, say that

"a continuing aim is the elimination of discrimination against particular groups, notably women."