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The Circle will open on Sunday litigation is

The ambitious construction project adjacent to the airport is taking shape: The Circle, a huge complex of glass and steel, is already opened in the next year. In the final stage of the Circle offices, restaurants, Hotels, conference rooms, a branch of the Unispitals and shops, the hot in here "Showrooms" and "Corporate Embassies" and aimed at an affluent audience.

the Hours for this business, the right is threatening armed. Because the airport is clear: "Public uses, such as Hotels, Restaurants, the Park, and also the majority of the commercial uses will be generally at the airport is also open on Sunday." The airport spokeswoman Sonja Zöchling said. How far the plans have progressed and whether the airport has a licence that says Zöchling.

In the town of Kloten, you don't know anything. The city councillor responsible Priska Seiler Graf (SP), irritated: "We would have expected that the airport is looking with us and talking to us." The city is responsible for the execution of the rest of the tags and shop opening laws.

Is the Circle part desFlughafens or not?

The permit is not, however, a matter for the local municipality, but of the Canton of Zurich. Irene Tschopp, spokeswoman of the office for economy and labour, does not want to comment in detail on the state of things. In Bern, talks between the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) and the Swiss Federal office for civil aviation (Foca). A spokesman for the Seco denies the. The decision lies in the competence of the Canton.

Who is talking with whom, or not, the crucial question is not difficult to guess: the Circle as an integral part of the airport?

According to the labor law prohibits Sunday work in Switzerland; who wants to deal with his employees however, on Sunday, needs a permit. But there are industries where Sunday work without a permit is allowed, such as police and fire, but also gas station shops as well as shops in large train stations and airports with line traffic. On this the exception of the airport is likely to be invoked in the case of the Circle.

image range: the Foundation stone for The Circle

For Lorenz Keller, Co-head of the Zurich section of the trade Union Unia, placed, it is clear that the Circle can not be considered as part of the airport: "That would be in the sense of the legislator." The new complex is spatially clearly separated from the airport, in between the bus station, the two roads and the glattal valley railway. Councilwoman Seiler, count assessed the Situation similarly: "The shops at the airport are part of the transport infrastructure. For the Circle that, in my opinion, does not apply." Most travelers who come hardly there. It is doubtful, also, whether the proposed transactions would apply, as the shops in the traditional sense.

It could be einPräzedenzfall

is for Sure: The decision is a tricky one, because the case could set a precedent. "By coming to the airport," says Keller, "could open in the future, each big train station and every airport in the proximity of the shopping and on Sunday." The Unia would hold, therefore, in terms of Circle of all the possibilities open, so the basement. In other words, An appeal is quite likely.

The Sunday sale often results in legal disputes. At the Altstetten train station, the Coop and the Migros store have to zoom out for a good two years on the orders of the cantonal office for economy and labour of their sales areas on a Sunday to less than 200 square meters. The same, the office had a savings in Esslingen. Recently, the Unia, has won in the first instance, a dispute over the Avec store on the hard place: The Economics Directorate is of the view that the conditions for a Sunday sale are not met.


Created: 19.04.2019, 20:50 PM

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