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Hungary says Sunday is sacred for workers

4 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, December 16 2014 Dec 16, 2014 December 16, 2014 6:54 PM December 16, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY- Lawmakers approved a measure that bans most stores from opening on Sunday, a day the government says employee should not be forced to work. Trade unions and business groups challenged the law that passed Tuesday. Even the Economy Minister said last month the measure was "not wise." One in five Hungarians shops on Sundays but the Prime Minister wound up supporting the ban. Supermarkets estimate up to 20,000 jobs could be lost. The ban does not apply to small, family-run stores. The National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers vowed to organize a national movement against the Sunday shopping ban.  

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