Report: Retail association welcomes Sunday openings

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Hungary’s National Commerce Association (OKSZ) believes the government’s proposal to abolish the Sunday closings legislation, which restricts retailers from opening on Sunday, is a rational one, György Vámos, chief secretary of the association, said today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI. 

The chief said that most shoppers are still opposed to restrictions posed by the legislation, more than a year after it came into effect. He added that the association had not officially negotiated on the matter, MTI reported. 

Vámos also welcomed a part of the bill that would require employers to pay staff time-and-a-half on Sundays rather than double-time, MTI reported.

The Hungarian government submitted a proposal today to abolish the Sunday closings law and Parliament is scheduled to vote on the proposal tomorrow in an expedited procedure.

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