Can someone please give me just one credible reason why supermarket workers are to be singled out as somehow being more important than the rest of these people?
Not more important, but more exploited. At least that's my guess. You'de have to ask those MPs what were their reasons, I'm not their spokesperson (and neither is Polonius3) :)
That's what the leader of Katowice trade union of Społem shops has to say on the issue:
The ban on Sunday trading is the only salvation for cashiers? "They are treated as subhuman. They must get a chance to rest.
- I would invite a person who is against the closure of large stores on Sunday for a long Sunday stroll or on the grill and say: "It's fun, is not it? So just imagine thousands of wives and mothers sitting now at the tills at Tesco, Lidl or another Biedronka - says in an interview with naTemat Bozena Rybnik - President of the Katowice branch of the union employees of the chain stores "Spolem"/i]
And could you, delph, tell me why shops in Belgium are closed on Sunday and none of you has any problem with that and Harry isn't insulting Belgians because of that?
despite it being common knowledge in Poland that people actually like working on Sundays.
Delph, what on Earth are you talking about??? xDDD
People like working on Sundays? xD
Who told you that?? ;D
I know noone, absolutely NOONE, who would like
working on Sundays! And not even because of religious reasons. People simply don't like to work on weeknds! lol
Can someone confirm - is extra paid for working Sunday?
I have no idea, I've never worked on Sunday.
As for Polish labour law, I've just watched an interview with a Polish trade unionist on Polsat Biznes channel. He said 52% of employers in Poland brake the law (big foreign companies included).
Btw, did you know that Polish word for Saturday - "sobota" - comes from Jewish "Sabbath"? I don't think I realised that! lol It's the same with Spanish [i]sábado, Italian sabato
, Czech sobota
, Russian суббота
), Croatian subota
I wonder when the usage of this word came into being in Poland (and Europe)?
Harry, do you know anything about this?