NEWS

Ermou Street…

A shopper walks past unionists protesting yesterday in front of a store in Syntagma Square. Dozens of members of unions representing store employees picketed outside shops in the city center, particularly on Ermou Street, to protest against the Athens Prefecture’s decisions to allow shops to open on Sunday. The local authority said that it made the decision in an effort to help traders who had suffered lost earnings as a result of the recent riots in Athens. But the unionists fear that the move will set a precedent for further Sunday openings. The banner in the photo reads: ‘Never work on a Sunday.’