Sunday trading ban remains as it is

The labour ministry alarmed that the adoption of the ban extension would bring about chaos into the labour code. Photo: Pexels

A draft act that would see an extension of the Sunday trading ban will not be voted in Poland’s Lower House.

Solidarność Trade Union, which called for the act’s submitting to the Lower House, demanded that the ban starts on each Saturday at 10 pm.

According to Poland’s RMF24 private radio, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party decided not to submit the draft act for two reasons.

Firstly, the labour ministry alarmed that the adoption of the ban extension would bring about chaos into the labour code.

Secondly, according to RMF24, PiS would like to avoid a loss of support that could ensue from the ban’s extension.

The current situation is such that trading is allowed on the first and the last Sunday of a month. Some business is exempt from the rule, including florists, drug stores and petrol stations.

In December, however, the trading ban will be in force only on December 9 due to approaching Christmas time.

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