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Emancipation day to be celebrated on Saturday

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 11:36 AM

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says Emancipation Day will be observed on Saturday, August 1.

Director of Legal Services at the Ministry, Camille Bennett-Campbell, says the Holidays (Public General) Act, makes no provision for a change in the day the holiday is observed.

She notes that the only exception is in the case of Labour Day, where if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Monday.

She also stresses the law also stipulates payment for work done on a holiday.

For minimum wage earners, this is double their normal wage, while for others the extra money earned is based on their employment contract.