Tuesday 1. December 2015


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...


The European Sunday Alliance is a network of national Sunday Alliances, trade unions, civil society organizations and religious communities committed to raise awareness of the unique value of synchronised free time for our European societies.

Sunday and, more general, decent working hours, are the focus of our campaigns. In our Founding Statement, we draw attention to aspects of life/work-balance and social cohesion that depend on a vast majority of people to have their lawful free time at the same time.

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AUSTRIA: New Sunday Alliance formed

24 September 2015

Twenty (20) organisations in the Federal State Salzburg, Austria, have founded a Sunday Alliance as of 17 June 2015.




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)


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