The lower house of Santa Fe gave preliminary approval at its meeting today to a bill that sets the mandatory closing on Sundays and national holidays for retail and service companies in the province. The initiative passed with 38 votes in favor and 7 negative, so that the text will be turned now to the Senate for treatment. After the session, the chairman of the body, the deputy Luis Rubeo (FPV) noted that ‘what you want this initiative is to match the commercial rights and can enjoy the Sunday as a day of rest and meeting with the family. “
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“The mayor did not read the project and is unlikely to do lobbying for Cotto”
The legislature held the initial approval and stated that it is recovering “a right that had been taken from the workers during the last military dictatorship.”
“This initiative has accumulated a broad consensus from the union sector, business and politics,” he said.
On the other hand, said “this is a little change consumption habits, as purchases in supermarkets may be made until Saturday at 10 in the night.”
“We must emphasize that the pharmacies, the restaurant industry, theaters, cinemas, open fairs and other establishments related to leisure and public services continue to open as they have been doing,” he outlined.
The first article of the law states that commercial and service establishments must close on Sundays and holidays, and in the case of 24 and 31 December, the termination must be started from the 16.
The initiative includes shops serviced by their owners (less than 70 square meters), located in the transport terminal, and those working in the distribution and sale of newspapers and magazines.
Nor does it affect the activity of wake houses, telecommunications companies, pharmacies, health, transportation and recreation, and food, among others.