Both bills are going to be debated in Parliament today (March 14).
Both bills come before Parliament just as a UNICEF report has shown up our poor record in encouraging family time and at a time when we are suffering from crippling levels of consumer debt.
Helping us stop this bill is easy.
Just visit the NDU retail campaign website http://www.shelfrespect.org/ where you can email your local MP.
Numbers are growing fast around support for the preservation of Easter observances, as they are for Anzac Day. These days are becoming more important than ever. We cannot lose sight that people have a right to their history and culture in NZ, and we have been very good in continuing to preserve, and embrace these events.
Please oppose the two bills before Parliament that would extend shop trading to all or some locations on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday.
With so many people employed in retail and related jobs we need to keep shops closed a few days a year so that religious observance, family, cultural, recreational and community events can be enjoyed by almost all workers and their families.
At a time when UNICEF has shown up our poor record in encouraging family time and when we are suffering from crippling levels of consumer debt we hope you will vote against shop trading at Easter.
Do me proud Judith,