Irish workers get the lowest number of holidays off in Europe – a stingy 21 days
Irish workers get the lowest number of days off for holidays in Europe – a stingy 21 days.
Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain all get 30 days off to enjoy trips abroad.
But Ireland along with India gets just 21 days for holidays.
The UK, Sweden and Denmark fare slightly better with 25 days vacation.
However, according to the figures compiled by online travel agent Expedia, we are not the lowest in the world.
Workers in America, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore get between 14 and 18 days holidays leave.
Over 9,000 employees across 28 countries were questioned for the Expedia 2016 Vacation Deprivation study of travel habits.
It found that since 2013 the trend had seen Irish workers annual leave days increase but that has since reversed.
Irish travellers are now down 7% to only 21 days annually.
Expedia said: “Being at the bottom of the scale in Europe when it comes to paid leave hasn’t gone unnoticed, Irish people strongly agree that their average holiday days should be brought up in line with European averages, with two thirds (66%) of respondents saying they feel they deserve 1-10 more holiday days.
“The workers surveyed believed they deserved 6.4 more holiday days on average, however when it came to work perks, flexible work hours (30%) and the ability to work from home (28%) each proved more popular than the amount of responses for more vacation time (16%).”