Forty departments have authorized Sunday work in shops until the end of June to compensate for losses due to confinement.
Opening of shops on Sundays: consultations are underway
Opening stores on Sundays appears to be a solution to compensate for losses of activity during confinement. Already on May 10 on France Inter, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, said to himself “In favor of being flexible” by allowing traders to open on Sundays. “Everyone who wants to work must be able to do it”, he added.
Consultations are underway or have been carried out in 76 departments. And for the moment, “40 prefectural decrees authorizing a derogation from the Sunday rest for the month of June have been issued. 38 were applicable from the weekend of May 30 », said the Ministry of Labor.
Among the departments that have obtained this exemption, there are: Ain, Aisne, Ardèche, Ariège, Aube, Calvados, Cher, Côte-d’Or, Gers, Ille-et-Vilaine, Isère, Landes , Loiret, Lot, Lozère, Morbihan, Moselle (June 13 and 27), Oise, Pas-de-Calais, Puy-de-Dôme, Paris, Seine-et-Marne, the Somme, the Var, the Vaucluse, the Haute-Vienne, the Essonne, the Hauts-de-Seine, the Seine-Saint-Denis. This list evolves as the discussions between the Minister of Labor, Élisabeth Borne, and the social partners progress.
The rules of the labor code are recalled
In some departments, such as Tarn, no decree was issued at the end of the consultation, due to the unfavorable opinion of the social partners. The ministry recalled that ” all the compensation provided for by law in the context of Sunday work must be granted to the employee, both with regard to volunteering and salary compensation and in terms of compensatory rest “.