The BATJIC Working Rule Agreement includes holiday entitlement which is 22 days holiday plus 8 public holidays.

The following days are to be recognised as Public/Bank holidays for the purposes of the Working Rule Agreement, provided that such days are generally recognised as holidays in the locality in which the work is being done.

  • Friday 1 January
  • Monday 4 January
  • Easter Monday - Monday 5 April
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday 3 May
  • Autumn Holiday - see below.
  • Christmas Day (substitute) - Monday 27 December
  • Boxing Day (substitute) - Tuesday 28 December

As there is variation across Scotland regarding the dates of Public/Bank holidays during the spring, we suggest members check with their local authority to determine the most appropriate date for the 8th public holiday.


The Friday immediately preceding the annual local trades holiday - fixed by your Local Authority.

A total of 11 annual leave days: two calendar weeks following the Friday.


This consists of 1 annual leave day and 1 public holiday: the Friday and Monday at the Autumn Holiday – which is fixed by your Local Authority. 

Christmas and New Year 2021/22

In Scotland the Christmas and New Year holiday period consists of four public holidays and six annual leave days giving a holiday of two calendar weeks. 

The suggested close for the holiday will be Friday 24 December 2021 with a return to work on Monday 10 January 2022.

Members who require further information about the dates of the holidays to be fixed by a local authority should consult their local authority.

Holidays may be taken at times other than these by mutual agreement between the employer and employees.

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