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Referendum likely for Geneva's Sunday shopping plan

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Sept. 28, 2018

Plans to allow shops in Geneva to open for three Sundays a year is likely to be challenged by a referendum.

Pixabay Referendum likely for Geneva's Sunday shopping plan

Unions say the plan can’t go ahead until there is an agreement on pay and days-off for staff who will have to work.

The new law has already been passed in the cantonal parliament. Geneva retailers say they’re losing business as people are crossing into France on Sundays to shop.

Unions say it’s not Sunday openings that are the problem – but higher prices in the city.

They will launch a referendum as soon as the new law is published officially. They need to collect 5,227 signatures to force it to a vote.




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