Retailers Scramble To Hire Staff For Sundays

  • 14 Apr 2016 9:00 AM
Retailers Scramble To Hire Staff For Sundays
Hypermarket chain Tesco is planning to open its stores this coming Sunday and is offering a 200% wage bonus to lure staff – three times the weekday wage – Népszabadság writes, citing retail sector trade union KASZ.

Retailers can not open on April 17 unless they manage to hire staff, which will not be easy as there is a huge shortage of employees, the newspaper adds.

Neither Tesco nor Auchan could confirm that their stores would be open on Sunday if the repeal of the ban on Sunday shopping is in force by then.

Speaker László Kövér, who refused to vote for the bill, has yet to sign it and send it on to President János Áder, whose signature gives it legal force.

Discount chain Lidl said it will not open its stores this coming Sunday, citing the interests of its employees and their work schedule.

Lidl stores will be open on Sundays once the law enters into force.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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