Luxembourg -OGBL takes on supermarkets over opening hours violations -August 7, 2012

Trade union OGBL put out a statement that several supermarkets do not comply with new opening hours legislation that came into force on 1 August. The new law states that supermarkets have to close by 19:00 (an hour earlier than before) on Saturdays and the evenings before bank holidays. The union has called on the ministry of the middle classes to take action and requested the labour minister to have all collective contracts for wrongful extensions of opening hours.

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