“In terms of health, it is better to spread the purchases over a longer period”, estimates Tuesday, January 26 on franceinfo Michel-Édouard Leclerc, president of the retail chain E. Leclerc, who said he was in favor of opening shops on Sunday.
Invited to react to the words of Philippe Martinez, secretary general of the CGT, who said he was unfavorable to the opening on Sunday, Michel-Édouard Leclerc explained that the health context upset the situation. “We are in a period different from the basic subject for which I agree with Philippe Martinez, explains the president of the E. Leclerc centers. I’m not lazy, but I’m like everyone else, and I wish everyone could rest one day a week, the perfect day is Sunday. “
But closing on Sunday, in the current context, is not justified, “or else it was necessary to prohibit the sales”, raises Michel-Édouard Leclerc, who recalls that “by exemption, under control, under conditions, all traders” should be able to open on Sundays, which is the case in some French departments, by prefectural decree.