Lithuania - Dispute over closing shops on holidays and Sundays - August 31, 2018

Retailers and trade unions tentatively agreed that workers at large chains will get days off on Christmas and Easter. The Association of Lithuanian Trade Companies wants this agreement to cover all retailers, not only large chains. Furthermore, the companies stated that they in principle agree to the proposal to keep stores closed for two days a year, but they do not want that list to be expanded in the future. Trade unions, on the other side, want shop workers to be free on all official holidays and at least one Sunday a month.

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