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  Paperboy loses fight to get holiday pay
Updated 02 May 2002, 16.44
Edward
A 14-year-old paper boy has been told he's too young to force his bosses to give him holiday pay.

Edward Des Clayes wanted his employers to give him four weeks paid holiday a year, under the guidelines set out in the European Union's Working Time Directive.

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

This says that workers are entitled to four weeks holiday with full pay each year.

Paperboy at work
But a special court, called a tribunal, ruled that Edward needed to be at least 15 to be covered by the regulations.

Edward decided to take legal action after he saw the issue raised on the CBBC's Short Change programme.

The tribunal team suggested that Edward could ask his employers Herts & Essex Newspapers Ltd for a "period of time without work".

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