Deputies have to discuss again the closing of shops on Sundays

Deputies have to discuss again the closing of shops on Sundays
Deputies have to discuss again the closing of shops on Sundays

Parliament should take up the issue at its December meeting.

BRATISLAVA. At the December meeting, the Parliament should again discuss the closing of shops on Sundays.

Deputies Anna Záborská and Richard Vašečka (Club Slovensko, Za ľudí, Kresťanská únia) have submitted to the parliament a draft of the amendment to the Zákonníka práce, podlá křího by bol pochás nedieľ na Slovenskus zakázaný retailákný predaj.

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Four exceptions

Výnimkou by boli len four Sundays in the deadline. The shops would remain open on the last Sunday before the start of the school term and on the three Advent Sundays before Christmas.

However, if the third Sunday falls on Štedrý deň, the shops would be open only until 12:00.

The new Zákonníka práce by sa pritom mala uplatňovať only applies from January 1, 2025.

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Working on Sundays makes it impossible for women, who make up 80 percent of the employees in retail stores, to spend time with their families, argue MPs Záborská and Vašečka.

The proposed change podlas nich zavádá compared to the current position of approximately 44 days in the period when employees do not have to carry out work but have such an ambition to help marriages, families and children.

An example from Germany

“From an economic point of view, Sundays are the most profitable days in a week. The expected change in the purchasing behavior of consumers is that they will no longer shop for seven days, which will result in a rapid reduction in the number of dealers,” claim the presenters.

Many developed countries in the European Union, such as Austria, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Malta, Spain, and Poland, have similar legislative arrangements, ie a complete or partial obligation of weekly delivery.

“Among the most current benefits of the proposed change, it is possible to create the possibility of saving energy, whose prices have seen a sharp increase from the point of view of merchants in the last period, and from the point of view of the state, there are reasons to be concerned about their sufficiency,” they added.

The article is in Slovenian

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