The Supreme Court has given leave to Appeal the Court of Appeal decision of Agnew on Holiday Pay to the UK Supreme Court.

Question: What is Holiday Pay?

Answer: Holiday pay is the pay you receive when you take your holidays:

  • The Working Time Directive states you are entitled to 20 days holiday paid at “normal pay”;

  • You are entitled to a further 8 days under the Working Time Regulations. These days paid at “basic pay”;

  • Normal can include overtime payments and allowances.


Settlement for Unpaid Holiday Pay to Police Officer and Police Staff now estimated at £40million

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has today dismissed an appeal against a previous tribunal decision on a class action brought by a group representing 3,700 police officers and civilian police staff of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The following is a brief update on the Holiday Pay Cases lodged by NIPSA members across the civil and public services.

As advised in Bulletin B/11/18 dated 5 November 2018 the PSNI case in which NIPSA was representing the PSNI civilians was successful.  This case is being appealed by the PSNI and the Tribunal has agreed to 'stay' the remaining NIPSA cases for a year or more on the basis the original cases may proceed to the Supreme Court.

Further developments will be communicated to members in due course via further Bulletins and Branch Secretary circulars.

Alison Millar

General Secretary