A Labor government would see an additional five paid public holidays in Tasmania.
A motion recognising New Years Eve, Christmas Eve, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Tuesday as paid holidays was endorsed at the Labor party state conference on Sunday.
Shop Distributive Allied Employees Association Tasmania general secretary Paul Griffin said what members were seeking was not in excess of any other state.
Mr Griffin said Victoria passed a bill this week to include Easter Sunday as a paid holiday, meaning the state now has 15 paid holidays.
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"That is four in excess of what we have in Tasmania," Mr Griffin said.
"We need to have that endorsed here in Tasmania for our workers, particularly in retail and fast food."
Mr Griffin said retail and fast food workers were particularly impacted on holidays, being asked to work late into the evening on those days.
"On Christmas Eve, retailers are seeking people to stay behind to set up [for Boxing Day]," Mr Griffin said.
When asked if the state would support an increase to public holidays, Government Minister Guy Barnett said the right balance needed be struck.
"When it comes to those matters that the Labor party is pushing, no doubt they are trying to support their union mates by doing deals behind the scenes," Mr Barnett said.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein said an increase in paid holidays for public servants would "over-bloat the public sector ... demonstrating yet again Labor is out of touch and can't be trusted with your money."
The Labor conference also endorsed a motion seeking to allow public sector workers freedom of speech, including on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
The motion would allow state sector employees to publicly express their concern or opinion on government policy or activity provided their views were clearly identified as their personal opinions and no confidential information was divulged.
A number of delegates speaking on platforms later in the conference made the point of saying they endorsed motions but could not speak on it because of restrictions placed on them by their employer.