Lawmakers widen Sunday shopping restrictions
Budapest, March 17 (MTI) – Parliament approved on Tuesday an amendment to the law on Sunday shopping restrictions which widens the ban to retailers which operate on the area of a filling station but do not sell fuel.
The law sponsored by three ruling Fidesz party deputies received 115 votes for, 37 against and 24 abstentions — the latter including two Fidesz lawmakers.
According to several press reports, the law targets the Metro hypermarket with a view to shutting its operations on Sundays.
Filling stations which operate shops on their premises will be allowed to keep these open on Sunday.
Separately, lawmakers amended the labour code so that employees of businesses which can stay open on certain Sundays before the year-end holidays should receive a double wage on those days.