Norway -Sunday opening massively opposed -January 14, 2015

The government’s proposal to allow all retailers to open for business on Sunday has met massive opposition.

The government’s proposal to allow all retailers to open for business on Sunday has met massive opposition. ‘No one wants this’, claims the major trade union representing retail employees. Trade union confederation LO opposes the measure despite the jobs it could create, saying it fears for workers who may be forced to work on Sundays. Employers’ organizations NHO and Virke oppose it because of the costs it may entail for retailers and the pressure it could put on small businesses that would prefer to stay closed. Environmental organisations and the Greens Party in Parliament oppose it because they fear it would increase consumption and emissions from those who would drive to shopping centres on Sundays.

English: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2015/01/14/objections-rise-to-sunday-shopping/  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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