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Lockdown: Supermarkets should close earlier again

Lockdown: Supermarkets should close earlier again

The GPA union is again calling for shorter ones opening hours in trade. As in previous lockdowns, shops are now supposed to close again at 7 p.m. The reason for this is, among other things, the safety of the trade workers: “Especially female trade workers do not want to go home in the dark through deserted streets,” said union chairwoman Barbara Teiber.

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22 November 2021 11:56

In addition, shorter ones would be opening hours ensure that there are sufficient staff and avoid having to step in at short notice. In past lockdowns, you and the social partners have agreed on shorter ones opening hours agreed, this time the union does not feel sufficiently involved by the Ministry of Health. During the lockdown, only basic supply stores are allowed to open, including grocery stores, pharmacies, drug stores, tobacconists and petrol stations.

Lugner wants to open on Sunday

For the period after the lockdown from December 13th, shopping center operator Richard Lugner would like to be able to open his doors on Sunday as well. The Christmas business is not manageable in the short time, so they should opening hours on the pre-Christmas weekend will also be extended to Sunday (December 19), it said in a broadcast. Lugner had already called for the general opening of shops on Sundays several times in the past. (APA / red)

Should supermarkets close earlier again?

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