Thomas Cook is presenting its petition calling for a new ban Holiday to the Prime Minister today.
Representatives from Thomas Cook will take the petition which has been signed by signed by half a million people to 10 Downing Street.
“Public opinion is clearly in favour of this and, following the recommendation’s in Lord Goldsmith’s report, we’re hoping that the Prime Minister will take note of the positive benefits that Brits would derive from a new Public Holiday,” said Thomas Cook executive director of marketing Simon Carter.
“We felt it was important to present our petition at a point when the ground swell was gathering momentum – it’s clearly a subject that’s close to the hearts of many in both the political and public arena.
“We feel so strongly about this that we have already introduced an extra day off for all Thomas Cook employees. As a major UK employer, if we are prepared to take on the financial consequences we think the Government should consider taking action too,” added Carter.
The TUC is calling for a new day to be introduced and the National Remembrance Holiday petition on the Downing Street petition site has now reached 517,000 signatures too.
Shona McIsaac MP for Cleethorpes, Immingham and Barton has tabled a private members bill in the House of Commons supporting an extra bank holiday while the publication of the former Attorney General’s report on citizenship includes a recommendation to introduce a public holiday to celebrate Britishness.