Replacement break ruled out

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 May, 2011, 12:00am


The government would not consider granting a replacement holiday to employees when a public holiday fell on a Saturday, labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said in a written reply to a lawmaker's question. He said many institutions were open on Saturdays and staff required to work. He said the community had no consensus on the holiday issue and it should not be considered before impact on business operation and cost was studied.