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Sundays in Dominica may soon no longer be a public holiday

The persistence of the Dominica Employer’s Federation (DEF) to make Sunday a day of trade in Dominica is equivalent to efforts to reintroduce slavery.

That is the view of Kertiste Augustus, General Secretary of the Waterfront and Allied Workers’ Union (WAWU), who spoke to Kairi FM on Monday.

The DEF said this week it would continue to push to change Sunday from its current status in Dominica’s constitution as a public holiday to a day of trade.

The DEF argues that Dominica’s changing market demands certain private sector businesses open on Sunday.

Augustus say such a move will be rejected by the Union.

Augustus believes the implementation of the DEF’s proposal could be problematic in its implementation.

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