24 October, 2011

The politicization of the superstores sunday openings couldn't help to objectivize the issue

News Analysis. - After the appeal to the prefet of Maine-et-Loire launched, a few days ago, by the mayors of towns constituting Angers Loire Métropole about the opening of food superstores on sunday mornings, the issue become politicized with the involment, on mayors' side, of Europe Ecologie Les Verts. According to Eelv, in a press release published by Angers Mag on october 22, "reassert its stance agains the work on sundays for the employees of major outlets".

In its statement, Eelv adds : "This domino effect may grow with the opening of other superstores that would lead at the end of the sunday rest for the whole economic chain linked to major outlets, i.e. road haulier and day nurseries". From that point of view, the employees of the University Center Hospital (Chu) support their argument. While they have just got a day nursery, they uphold the opening schedules are not sufficient and want it open on... sundays, reports Angers Angers Villactcu

40 hours 

The openings on sundays decided by superstores managers from Leclerc of more recently Super U and the demand of hospital employees to get a nursery opened on sunday could mean that work on sunday is anymore a taboo in active population while it is still a taboo in political circles. 

The intervention of these could not make the analysis of the issue more objective. In France, growth, whose prevision for 2012 will be lowered (from 1,75% to less than 1,50%),  is hampered by a too short weekly worktime, unique in the world. Rather than work on sunday to fuel growth and jobs, wouldn't it be more effective to come back to the weekly 40 hours of work? Like most of countries.

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