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Liberation day holiday is agreed

Liberation Day service in Jersey
Liberation Day falls on a Saturday this year

States employees in Jersey will get a day off in lieu for Liberation Day.

The national holiday on 9 May marks the liberation of the islands from Nazi occupation in World War II.

It falls on a Saturday this year and a campaign is under way to ensure all people in the Channel Islands receive a day off during the week.

States staff who have to work on 9 May will be paid double time. Private sector firms will make their own decisions over the day off.

Chief Minister Senator Terry Le Sueur told the BBC the States wanted to set a good example as an employer.

Nearly 2,500 people from across the Channel Islands have joined an internet group calling for the extra day off.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to fall into Nazi hands in World War II.

They were liberated in 1945.



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