Whether Waitaingi Day and ANZAC Day should be ‘Mondayised’ has long since been debated. The matter is currently before Parliament in the form of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill. Essentially, if assented to, the proposed legislation will mean that whenever Waitangi Day or ANZAC day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a public holiday will be given to employees on the Monday that immediately follows. In effect, Waitangi Day and ANZAC would be ‘Mondayised’ in two years out of seven. Proponents argue that the bill promotes fairness and ensures New Zealanders enjoy the 11 public holidays they are entitled to under the Holidays Act 2003. Conversely, there is a concern that allowing the bill to become law will come at a cost to business. If you are keen to have your say, make a submission, in writing, to the Select Committee by 13 September 2012.

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