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  Paperboy campaigns for paid holiday
Updated 17 April 2002, 13.06
Edward
A 14-year-old paperboy is taking his bosses to court to fight for the right to get paid when he's on holiday.

Edward Des Clayes, 14, from Hertfordshire believes he is entitled to four weeks paid holiday a year, just like any adult worker.

  Do you think working kids get a raw deal? Click here and have your say!

Paperboy at work
He decided to take action after being inspired by CBBC's very own Short Change programme.

And Short Change told CBBC Newsround Online: "It's great to see that a Short Change viewer is standing up for himself and fighting for what he feels to be his rights. Good luck Edward!"

Edward claims that the European Working Time Directive should apply to children.

  Click here to get the lowdown on your rights if you have a job

The directive says that workers are entitled to four weeks holiday with full pay.

His employers disagree with him and say that it does not apply to children.

But if Edward wins his case it will entitle kids with part-time jobs across the country to have a well-earned break!



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