Retail trading hours: ministers, union want guarantee

Mar 12 2014
Photo Anna Patty

Photo Anna Patty

A holy row is building over shopping on public holidays in NSW.

Ministers of religion and union leaders are asking Premier Barry O’Farrell to guarantee that retail trading hours won’t be extended to include Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Boxing Day and Anzac Day.

“This is about the freedom of families to spend time together,” said Reverend Keith Garner of the Wesley Mission. “We are only talking about four and a half days that we want to preserve.”

Hundreds of retail and warehouse workers rallied at Australian Technology Park on Wednesday as part of the “Take the Time” campaign to improve work/life balance.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald story here

Stand up for retail workers and any further erosion of their precious family time.
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