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The Sunday Trading Bill had met with considerable opposition from the Lord's Day Observance Society and other groups such as the Christian Keep Sunday Special and the shopworkers' trade union USDAW. However USDAW finally agreed to support 6 hour Sunday trading in return for a promise that Sunday working would be strictly voluntary and premium pay would be offered. This decision played an important role in encouraging many Labour MPs to back the bill in a free vote.
not having worked in a shop/supermarket I'm interested in knowing
if workers on a Saturday or in particular Sunday do get premium pay
I can remember these were once classed as overtime and you got
double your hourly rate for Sundays
Think they just got school kids to work instead of proper workers (no offence schoolies) to get around this. You only have to see who is manning the tills in various big stores.
I used to hate Sunday's as a kid because they were totally boring. Nothing open, shops that you had to buy under the counter stuff because they were breaking the law by selling certain items. How daft does that all seem now.
Tower fairground wasn't allowed to play music from the rides until after 12 mid day I think it was. The gallopers without the organ going just wasn't the same. Billy Cotton bloody bandshow, Forces (later family) favourites and Sing Something Simple in the evening. School to look forward to next day NOT! It was another era thankfully and the religious lot have a lot to answer for.