Saturday 1. November 2014

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Taylor Lydia
28.11 2011 - graduate student at New York University
What a great campaign! I currently live in the United States where everything is open on Sundays and opening times of 24 hours are not unusual. While this is convenient for people who want to shop, I feel bad for the sales associates who have to work on Sundays or late at night. Life is stressful...
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Conference on Work free Sundays

30 October 2014 in Vienna

Download the invitation in pdf

 

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Welcome to our new Belgian member !

April 2014

unknownAlgemeen Belgisch Vakverbond - Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (ABVV-FGTB) is a socialist trade union with a social democratic philosophy and ideology. Its basic principles are: equality, justice, democracy and solidarity.

 

It has more than 1,5 million affiliates and is one of the 3 officially as representative recognized trade union confederations in Belgium.

 

It’s one of the founding members of the European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC), as well as the International trade Unions Confederation (ITUC). On the international level, ABVV-FGTB is involved in a growing number of campaigns with other social movements (e.g. Climate Coalition).

 

We welcome CARE for Europe in the European Sunday Alliance!

February 2014

unknownCARE for Europe is an NGO based in Brussels. As the representation of CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) to the European institutions, it monitors European policies in areas such as bio-ethics, family life, gambling, human trafficking, religious freedom and human rights. The European Sunday Alliance is happy that CARE for Europe has decided to join the Alliance and cordially welcomes it “on board”!

Website: http://www.careforeurope.eu/

 

EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY

3 March 2013

unknownThe European Sunday Alliance reminds all members and supporters to also take action on the Eve of the 3 March on Sunday, 2 March 2014, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY! The focus of this year’s CALL FOR ACTION will lie on combining work-free Sunday and decent working hours for workers and citizens and economic competitiveness. Read more

Annual Meeting of the German Sunday Alliance in Düsseldorf

25 February 2014

On 25th February 2014, in Dusseldorf, at Ver.di headquarters, the German Sunday Alliance held its Annual meeting aiming at taking stock of campaigns in the different federal states and regional alliances with a view to protect a work-free Sunday and to defend the right for German workers and citizens to enjoy a common day of rest with family and friends. Read more

 

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The European Sunday Alliance welcomes a new member from the Netherlands!

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The European Sunday Alliance is happy to inform you that as of today, the RMU – de Reformatorisch Maatschappelijke Unie – has joined the Alliance.

 

This Dutch organization defends the interests of employers, employees and the self-employed and is as such both a Union and an employers’ organization. It provides its members with information, judicial advice and help with negotiations. The RMU is a strong supporter of the work-free Sunday and we are therefore thankful that they have chosen to join us.

 

CONFERENCE on Work-free Sundays and Decent Work

21 January @ EU Parliament

CONFERENCE on Work-free Sundays and Decent Work


The Conference gathered 120 participants, the European Sunday Alliance officially launched a Pledge for a work-free Sunday and decent work, ahead of the European elections 2014. Read more

 

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AUSTRIA: Austrian Constitutional Court confirms shop opening hours

14 June 2012

In its judgement (G 66/11-8) of 14 June 2012 the Austrian Constitutional Court confirmed that the prohibition on shop opening on Sundays and bank holidays is consistent with the Austrian constitution. The overall objectives of shop closing or opening hours are: the protection of the interests of consumers, the aims of the competition regime and the socio-political function. All of these objectives would be in the public interest, says the Court.

SPAIN: Supermarket employees will be entitled to at least five weekends off a year

20 June 2012

The National Court is Spain gave unions satisfaction. Supermarket employees will be entitled to at least five weekends off a year, regardless of the fact that their workload is divided over 4, 5 or 6 days a week. The National Court gave satisfaction to the CCOO and UGT unions against the sector's employers' organizations, which claimed that this right was reserved to 6 days a week. (Ref. 120408)

 

ITALY: permanent dialogue between Municipalities and sector union organizations

19 March 2012

ANCI and the three Italian unions CGIL, CISL and UIL have decided to develop a permanent discussion table on the topic of liberalisations of working hours and openings of stores, norm included in the “Salva Italia” act, on which it is necessary to reflect and evaluate also in regard to possible effects and implication.

 

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