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3 July 2009

BECTU and theatre employers have designated Saturday 26 December, Boxing Day, as the day which attracts premium payments when worked.

Supervisory official, Willy Donaghy, has confirmed to theatre representatives working in regional and West End theatre that  Saturday 26 December  has been designated as the Christmas time public holiday which attracts additional payment when worked.

The announcement follows discussions with the regional theatre employers association, the TMA, and with SOLT, the corresponding group operating in the West End. Separate consultations with BECTU representatives, in the regions and in the West End,  have endorsed the decision.

The union's collective agreements with both employer groups allow BECTU to identify either Boxing Day 2009 or Monday 28 December as the day which attracts a premium payment when worked.