The state's top union boss says she's concerned the Tasmanian government's review of public holidays isn't consulting with either the union movement or the business community.
Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday's comments follow remarks made by Launceston Chamber of Commerce chief executive Neil Grose, in which he lamented the "frustrating" lack of government action on consolidating public holidays to better align them across all regions of the state.
"It is highly suspicious that the review was announced and then went nowhere," Ms Munday said.
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"I wonder if there's even a review at all.
"We're concerned that there's been no consultation, certainly not with workers, and clearly not with the business community."
Ms Munday said if there was still a review, all options needed to be on the table, including an increase to the number of public holidays.
"We think there's a bigger conversation to be had about whether or not there's social utility on expanding public holidays," she said.
City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said the council had not considered the matter of public holidays.
But he said that he personally believed it made sense for the community to "discuss potential avenues for rationalising some of the regional holidays across the state and what the benefits and downsides might be".
A government spokesperson said yesterday that the government understood regional events and associated holidays were important and any decision regarding changes needed to be made in "full consultation" with the community.