I am asking constituents to contact me with their opinions on Christmas opening hours. I am particularly interested to hear from retail workers who may have seen some changes to their working arrangements on Boxing Day.
Recently, I attended a Westminster Hall Debate concerning retail staff working on Boxing Day. The debate was prompted by several petitions with hundreds of thousands of signatures and was led by fellow Labour MP Helen Jones. MPs reflected public concerns about the growth in the number of stores opening on 26 December and the impact that has on staff and wider society. A recent USDAW – the union that represents shopworkers – survey found that 93% of retail staff do not want to be in work on Boxing Day. Read more “Boxing Day Bank Holiday”