Greece - Call for strike in retail against Sunday opening - April 30, 2017

The OIYE federation of private sector workers has called on employees in the retail sector to strike against Sunday’s opening of shops and supermarkets. Retailers across the country have the option to stay open on the last Sunday of every month and ahead of major holidays like Easter under a law passed under the previous government to liberalise the retail market and boost sales. The measure is considered controversial, as smaller businesses say it raises their operating costs and benefits large chains and multinationals, while labour unions claim it undercuts workers’ rights.

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