MARKS and Spencer is giving thousands of staff an extra day off to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
The Queen is celebrating her platinum Jubilee in 2022Credit: Getty
M&S stores will remain open over the four-day weekend starting on Thursday June 2.
Helen Milford, stores director at M&S said: “Everyone at M&S is looking forward to celebrating this historic national occasion in just a few months’ time.
“To help our colleagues celebrate, we’re pleased to be giving them an additional day of holiday to use over the Jubilee weekend. We hope they enjoy the celebrations.”
At Christmas all M&S staff were given the day off on Boxing Day to give them a break and all stores were closed.
It did the same in 2021 to thank its workers for their “incredible effort” during the Covid crisis.
The high street store employs around 70,000 staff in total, including head office workers as well as those in stores and distributions centres.
This year the Queen celebrates her platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.
Official celebrations will take place over the bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5.
There’s an extra bank holiday this year on June 3 for the Jubilee celebrations, while the usual May Day bank holiday has been moved to the weekend to make it an extra long one.
Pubs have been told they can open for two hours longer than usual to raise a glass to Her Majesty’s reign, which is the longest of any British monarch.
M&S has said that all stores will remain open with the exception of a handful of stores, while some branches may have slightly reduced hours.
You can check your local M&S store opening times and any changes using the retailer’s store finder tool, just type in your postcode.
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