Agricultural Workers (Holidays) (Amendment) Act, 1961

Reduction in number of holidays on grant of free days.

3.—(1) Where it is the practice of an agricultural employer, whether begun before or after the commencement of this Act, to grant an agricultural worker employed by him a free day or days on full wages to attend sporting or other events held on a day other than a Sunday or Church holiday or public holiday, the free day or each free day (as the case may be) on full wages shall be a special holiday for the purposes of this section.

(2) In any year during which an agricultural employer continues in relation to a worker a practice such as is referred to in the foregoing subsection, subsection (1) of section 3 of the Act of 1950 as amended by this Act, shall be regarded as entitling the worker—

(a) in case less than seven special holidays are allowed to him, to one holiday less for each special holiday so allowed to him, and

(b) in any other case, to one holiday less for each special holiday not exceeding six so allowed to him.