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Jersey 'lieu day' motion for Sunday Liberation Day

2009 re-enactment of Jersey's liberation
Allied troops freed Jersey from German Occupation on 9 May 1945

Any employee in Jersey who has to work on Liberation Day should be given a day off in lieu, a politician has suggested.

Deputy Monfort Tadier had proposed Friday 7 May as a public holiday as Liberation Day - 9 May - falls on a Sunday, but he has changed his mind.

A suggestion by the Chief Minister to make Monday 10 May an official day off has been rejected by the States.

Now Mr Tadier wants Liberation Day holiday rules amended permanently.

An island-wide holiday and parade is held every year to mark the day Jersey was liberated from German occupying forces during WWII - 9 May 1945.

Mr Tadier has lodged an alternative motion stating that any islander who has to work on Liberation Day when it falls on a Sunday will be given a day off in lieu by their employer.

The issue will be discussed by the States Assembly later.

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