Supermarket association wants to scrap Sunday pay rates

The extra pay for supermarket staff who work on Sundays should be scrapped, supermarket owners’ association Vakcentrum Detailhandel said on Friday.

‘We live in a 24-hour economy. Sunday is no longer an exception… so it is only reasonable that workers no longer get extra pay,’ a spokeswoman told BNR radio.
Extra pay for Sunday working is not guaranteed in law but is enshrined in retail sector pay and conditions agreements.
Parliament has agreed that local councils can decide whether or not shops should be able to open on Sundays, clearing the way for an increase in Sunday shopping in rural areas.

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