Submission on Easter Sunday Trading Bills 2006
This submission comments on both the Easter Sunday Shop Trading Amendment Bill and the Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Easter Trading) Amendment Bill.
- Caritas does not support removing trading restrictions on Easter Sunday.
- We do not accept that the good faith provisions of the Employment Relations Act 2000 are sufficient to protect employees’ right to practice their faith on Easter Sunday.
- We do not support the government delegating authority for fundamental decisions about working hours to local authorities.