CODE 2, VOL 31, NO 31 : 18 december 2017

Christmas and New Year public holidays

In recent years there has been some confusion regarding public holiday dates for the Christmas and New Year period due to Christmas Day, Boxing Day and/or New Year’s Day falling on a Saturday or Sunday.

However, there should be little confusion regarding this Christmas and New Year period.

For the 2017/2018 period, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and/or New Year’s Day fall on a Monday or Tuesday, and therefore there are no ‘additional’ public holidays provided.

The public holiday dates for the Christmas and New Year period for 2017/2018 are as follows –

Christmas Day
Monday, 25 December 2017

Boxing Day
Tuesday, 26 December 2017

New Year’s Day
Monday, 1 January 2018

Please be aware that the public holiday provisions and arrangements relevant to your work situation and roster will apply for each of these days.

If an error is made by QFES and/or Queensland Shared Services (QSS) regarding your wages for these dates, in the first instance, please ensure you raise the issue with your regional HR contact as soon as possible.

If an issue remains unresolved, subsequent to contacting regional HR, please notify your local UFUQ representative for assistance.

 John Oliver - General Secretary

Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD