The law that banned grocery shops being open on Sunday had some of the most ardent proponents among labour unions. Some of their officials claimed that the law would protect the rights of employees in retail industry and thus guarantee them their undeniable right to have one day of rest.
It seems that some of the workers would get more than one day of rest. Citing the dramatic loss of income following the adoption of the law, agriculture firm PPK has laid off six of its grocery store clerks in Bjelovar. Management says that 18 more (out of 170 labour force total) would be laid off until the law doesn't get changed in next few months.