Home Bargains closed on Boxing Day to give hard-working staff time with family


 Home Bargains will be shut on Boxing Day to give hard-working staff an extra day with their family  The discount chain was also shut on December 26 last year so staff “are able to enjoy the Christmas break”  The day off isn’t taken out of staff’s holiday allowance meaning 22,000 employees will still get paid while they spend time with their family  Full-time employees at Home Bargains currently get the national legal minimum of 28 days holiday, which includes the eight UK bank holidays  The extra day off means workers at the chain will be able to get 29 days of paid leave this year, provided they take their full holiday entitlement  Full-time workers who’ve been at the company over five years get an extra four days on top of that, bringing their total paid leave entitlement to 34 days, including Boxing Day    Home Bargains stores will remain open on Christmas Eve and will close for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, reopening on December 27  Boxing Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  In a post on Twitter and Instagram , Home Bargains wrote: “To all our staff: Thank you for all your hard work once again this year  All our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to ensure you are able to spend time with your friends and family ”  The post also thanked customers for their “understanding and support”.  Many shoppers were in support of the decision, with some calling on other stores to follow suit  One person wrote on Twitter: “I take my hat off to you Home Bargains, all the other stores should take a leaf out of your book!! @asda @Tesco @Morrisons @bmstores @marksandspencer etc etc ”  Another said: “Love this, well done for giving your staff the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones ”  Home Bargains has over 500 stores across the UK and employs around 22,000 people

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