Union wants retail store employees to strike on first day of sales on Sunday


The union representing retail sector employees has called on its members to strike on Sunday, which marks the first day of the autumn sales in Greece.

The National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (ESEE) wrote to its members on Monday to inform them of the beginning of the 10-day sales period on Sunday and that they could opt to open. Retail stores in Greece are usually closed on Sundays.

Those that choose to open on Sunday can do so from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

However, the Federation of Greek Private Sector Employees reacted by declaring that it has called a 24-hour strike for Sunday. The union is opposed to retail stores opening on Sundays.

It also said that it would take part in the general strike on November 12.