Trade ban for Easter holidays 22.04.2011 08:57 Supermarkets and shopping malls are to shut their doors for the Easter holiday on Sunday and Monday, with only local shops allowed to be open provided it is the owner who stands behind the counter in some cases…
The labour code envisages a fine of 30,000 zloty (7,600 euro) if the regulation is broken, although people hired on work-specific contracts are allowed to enter gainful employment during the national holiday.
Danuta Rutkowska from the National Labour Inspectorate told Polish Radio that if employees do work on state holidays, then they have the right to a day off in lieu, or double the hourly rate.
Meanwhile, trade unions are urging Easter shoppers not to leave their errands until the last minute. A demonstration was held by the Sierpien ’80 union yesterday outside a branch of a Tesco supermarket in Lublin, south-east Poland, to raise awareness of workers’ rights over the holidays.
Comment Tommy 22/04/2011 12:49:04 religious issues aside, its good to have a day, from time to time, when everybody just chills out, everything is shut and with little traffic on the roads..... peace and quiet all around.....the rat race can resume the following day....its good for the soul
and im sure people can arrange their buying activities around a 24 hr shut down.