Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Public holiday trading talk sparks controversy
Retail workers are teaming up with religious leaders to fight what they believe is a new push to extend trading on public holidays.
They're concerned restrictions on trade over Christmas, Easter and before 1pm on Anzac Day could be eased.
The Illawarra Business Chamber says it supports a lifting of restrictions that currently ban Wollongong's shop-keepers from trading on Boxing Day.
However the Shop Assistants Union says people don't need any more time to shop and should instead focus on time with their loved ones.
Rear admiral Ken Doolan from the RSL also thinks its inappropriate for people to be shopping instead of paying their respects on Anzac Day.