Pentagon Group to test the water on Sunday closing as it seeks to improve work-life balance of staff

Pentagon Group has become the latest dealership chain to bring in Sunday closing to help improve the work-life balance of its workforce. The new and used car dealership group will be introducing the initiative on a temporary basis as of November 6, following feedback from an employee survey in which its sales staff said they wanted a better work-life balance. Pentagon said the three-month trial would ‘explore how this works for our staff and customers’, and would effectively move the company from a 5 ½-day sales working rota to a five-day cycle.”… David Peel says closing Pentagon Group’s showrooms on Sundays will save time and energy… Pentagon will analyse comment from customers via the call centre, and if sales drop off beyond the anticipated level, or if it finds that customers are unhappy with the Sunday closure, it said it’ll consider reverting back. – Source.

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Unions seek support for Sunday trading bill

Trade unions are gathering signatures in over a dozen major Polish cities today in support of legislation to significantly restrict shopping on Sundays.

Photo: TalbotActivists will seek signatures on Tuesday in cities including Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice and Wrocław.

In most areas the signature collections will begin before noon in city centres.

In order to be debated by parliament, the proposed bill needs to be backed by 100,000 signatures by the end of August.

Alfred Bujara, the head of a major commercial trade union, voiced hope that MPs will pass the legislation. Continue reading