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European Day for a work-free Sunday on 3 March 2014

European Day for a work-free Sunday on 3 March 2014

Pledge for a work-free Sunday

The European Sunday Alliance calls on all it’s Members and Supporters to support the Campaign


“Pledge for a work-free Sunday and decent work ahead of the European elections 2014”


A work-free Sunday and decent working hours are of paramount importance for citizens and workers throughout Europe and are not necessarily in conflict with economic competitiveness.

Especially in the present time of socio-economic crisis, the adoption of legislation extending working hours to late evenings, nights, bank holidays and Sundays has direct consequences for the working conditions of employees and for small and medium sized enterprises. Competitiveness needs innovation, innovation needs creativity and creativity needs recreation!

Read more and take part in the action



CONFRERENCE on Work-free Sundays and Decent Work

The objective of this conference is to highlight the paramount importance a work-free Sunday and decent working hours for citizens throughout Europe and is not necessarily to be set against economic competitiveness. All people in the European Union should be entitled to benefit from work-free Sundays and decent working hours. Read more and register




Confesercenti and Federstrade Roma e Provincia with the support of the Italian Bishops’ Conference have launched the Campaign “LIBERA LA DOMENICA”. They are supported by the members of the European Sunday Alliance Filcams-Cgil, Fisascat-Cisl, UILTuCS and by the Archbishop of Campobasso-Bojano, Mgr. Bregantini, as well as by many civil society organisations. Of particular interest is the fact that the campaign is supported by four Italian regions, namely: Piemont, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Toscana!


The objective of the Campaign “LIBERA LA DOMENICA” is to collect signatures for a law changing the current extent of liberalization of shop opening hours.


The European Sunday Alliance wishes every success for this campaign and calls on all its Italian members and supporters to support “LIBERA LA DOMENICA”!


More information is provided in a booklet or is available (in Italian only) at:

COMMERCIOATTIVO joins the European Sunday Alliance!


Welcome to COMMERCIOATTIVO – our new member from Italy!


unknownCOMMERCIOATTIVO is an association of small- and medium-sized enterprises. Its principal objective is to raise awareness of the added value of the local economy, with particular regard to traditional neighbourhood business activities and public shops, in the context of the historical-cultural, environmental and social identities, by means of initiatives that promote the natural commercial centres of the city of Campobasso and its Province. It represents and protects commercial and artisanal businesses, entrepreneurs in general, artists, and relevant associated bodies, in their relations with public and private institutions, with the public administration and with economic and social organisations, at the local, national, European and international level. It organises study seminars, researches, conferences on economic and social themes of general interest. It promotes initiatives aimed at affirming policies in favour of enterprises. For more information:


The European Sunday Alliance welcomes its new member and is looking forward to our future cooperation!



Strong Support from Spain: 10 new Members !


The European Sunday Alliance can count on strong support from Spain. Eleven new organizations have joined the Alliance:


Justicia y Paz de España, Federación de Movimientos de Acción Católica Española, Acción Católica General (ACG), Juventud Obrera Cristiana (JOC), Juventud Estudiante Católica (JEC), Mujeres Trabajadoras Cristianas (MTC), Profesionales Cristianos (PX), Movimiento de Jóvenes Rurales Cristianos (MJRC), Movimiento Rural Cristiano (MRC), Hermandad Obrera de Acción Católica (HOAC), Fraternidad  Cristiana de personas con discapacidad de España (Frater).


The European Sunday Alliance welcomes its new members and is looking forward to future cooperation with them!




The European Sunday Alliance reminds all members and supporters to also take action this year on Sunday, 3 March 2013, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY!

View the action Webpage


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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.


Freiburg municipality (Germany) against sunday openings

14 February 2012

On the 14th February, 2012, a clear majority of about two-third of the municipal Council in Freiburg voted against any shop opening on Sundays after a passionate debate.

Mayor of Paris supports the protection of Sunday

6 February 2012

Bertrand Delanoë is supporting Work free Sunday as a principle, even if at the end the decision of opening a shop is taken depending on technical considerations like local needs.

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