Asking for my contact hours to be raised and holiday pay (12 hour contract perweek) in Employment and minimum wage problems Posted January 24, 2017 How long have you actually been working those hours each week. In weeks, without them dropping it. How long have you been working them if the average hours are over your contract. regarding holiday pay, it goes on contract hours, not hours worked. I have worked above my contracted hours since i started in august, my hours fluctuate each week but have worked above 22 hours for around 3 months, hope this answers your question Regarding holiday pay, i read on here that they should use the average hours worked 12 weeks prior to the holiday?