Issue date
07 Jul 2015

7 July 2015

Responding to reports today (Tuesday) that the government is considering an extension of Sunday opening hours for large retailers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Turning Sunday into another Saturday for major retailers would take precious family time away from shop workers. There is no pressure for this from shoppers and it may push some smaller retailers out of business.

“It’s a sign of desperation that the Chancellor is trying to strengthen growth through shopping instead of manufacturing. We need a better economic plan than asking people to spend another day of the week putting debt on their credit cards.”


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