In Switzerland, the churches defend the Sunday Sabbath
The Swiss Churches Working Community (CETC) is calling for the Sunday rest, which it believes it is increasingly threatened. According to Harald Rein, Old Catholic Bishop of Switzerland, "the main problem comes from the tourism lobby", which put pressure increasingly high that the shopping centers located near tourist areas get exemption to open on Sundays reported the news agency APIC. These are often areas of shopping centers highway or near industrial sites, who want to get the same status as stations or airports and therefore introduce Sunday working.
Since 2013, The Working Community of Christian Churches in Switzerland is part of the Alliance for the Sunday, a platform of ecclesiastic organizations, political parties and trade unions who are involved in maintaining the Sunday rest. Active during the September 2013 referendum to fight the amendment of the Labour Act (liberalization of opening shops petrol stations), the Alliance for Sunday could again be mobilized.