Sunday Alliance success in Czech Republic

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Today a majority of Czech MPs voted down a proposal of the right-wing political party ODS aimed at striking down a recent law banning larger shops to be open during selected public holidays.

In 2016, OSPO union managed, after many years, to push through a piece of legislation on opening hours of shops of more than 200 square metres. The 2016 law was a political compromise and thus was limited to only seven public holidays per year.

“The proposal would have returned us to the stages of early capitalism. What we need instead is an extension of the law to all public holidays” said Renáta Burianová, President of the OSPO union.