MPs voted on trade on Christmas Eve. According to the Poland 2050 project, shops are closed when Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.
According to the adopted proposal, Christmas Eve, when Sunday falls on December 24 (for example this year), will be a day without trading. At the same time, trading in such a situation will be valid on two consecutive Sundays before Christmas Eve. This year it will be on Sunday December 10 and 17.
429 MPs voted in favor of the amendment, none opposed and 12 MPs abstained.
The Senate will likely consider it during the current session, scheduled for November 29-30. Then the novella will reach President Andrzej Duda’s desk.
Bujara: The parliamentary majority works in the interest of companies
According to current regulations, commercial Sundays fell on December 17 and 24 this year, as there should be two consecutive commercial Sundays before Christmas. The project of the government of Mateusz Morawiecki aimed to exceptionally abolish the trading ban on Sunday, December 10, so that shops would be closed on Christmas Eve. However, the Parliamentary Economic Committee has adopted the Poland 2050 proposal, according to which Poles will be able to shop on the Sundays of December 10 and 17 without a specific time limit.
We asked Alfred Bujara, chairman of the Solidarity branch, for comment on this issue. – This is actually a wink and an act in the interest of international companies. We asked for a day off. It turned out that the government of Mateusz Morawiecki proposed working until 2 p.m. Marshal Hołownia proposed to change this day into two Sundays. This is what major international companies, who are against restricting Sunday trading, wanted. And so it happened. This is a disturbing action, Alfred Bujara said in an interview with DoRzeczy.pl before the vote.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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