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The Shops (Sunday Trading &c.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory Title and commencement This Order may be cited as the Shops (Sunday Trading...

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Title and commencement

      2. 2.Interpretation

    2. Opening of large shops on Sunday

      1. 3.Large shops not to open on Sunday except in accordance with Articles 4, 5 and 6

      2. 4.Exemption for certain kinds of large shop

      3. 5.Permitted Sunday opening hours for large shops

      4. 6.Additional permitted Sunday opening for large shops in holiday resorts

      5. 7.Loading and unloading at large shops on Sunday morning

      6. 8.Enforcement

      7. 9.Offences

    3. Other provisions relating to Sunday trading

      1. 10.Construction of certain leases and agreements

      2. 11.Rights of shop workers as respects Sunday working

      3. 12.Exclusion of Sunday Observance Act (Ireland) 1695

    4. Repeal of provisions of the Shops Act (Northern Ireland) 1946

      1. 13.Repeal of provisions of the Shops Act (Northern Ireland) 1946

    5. Supplementary

      1. 14.Amendments and repeals

  3. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      LOADING AND UNLOADING AT LARGE SHOPS ON SUNDAY MORNING

      1. Shops to which Schedule applies (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to any...

        1. Shops to which Schedule applies

          1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to any...

        2. Consent required for early Sunday loading and unloading

          1. 2.The occupier of a shop to which this Schedule applies...

          2. 3.(1) A consent under this Schedule may be granted subject...

        3. Application for consent

          1. 4.An application for a consent under this Schedule shall be...

          2. 5.An applicant for a consent under this Schedule shall pay...

          3. 6.(1) Where an application is duly made to the district...

        4. Revocation of consent

          1. 7.Where— (a) the occupier of a shop in respect of...

        5. Publication of consent

          1. 8.Where a district council grants a consent under this Schedule,...

        6. Offence

          1. 9.A person who contravenes paragraph 2 shall be guilty of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      RIGHTS OF SHOP WORKERS AS RESPECTS SUNDAY WORKING

      1. Interpretation (1) In this Schedule “shop worker” means an employee who,...

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.(1) In this Schedule “shop worker” means an employee who,...

        2. Protected shop workers

          1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), a shop worker is to...

        3. Contractual requirements relating to Sunday work

          1. 3.(1) Any contract of employment under which a shop worker...

        4. Contracts with guaranteed hours

          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) under the contract of...

        5. Reduction of pay, etc.

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) under the contract of...

        6. Notice of objection to Sunday working

          1. 6.(1) A shop worker to whom this paragraph applies may...

        7. Meaning of “opted-out shop worker”

          1. 7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), a shop worker is to...

        8. Explanatory statement

          1. 8.(1) Where a person becomes a shop worker to whom...

        9. Contractual requirements relating to Sunday work

          1. 9.(1) Where a shop worker gives his employer an opting-out...

        10. Right not to suffer detriment for refusing Sunday work

          1. 10.(1) An employee who is a protected shop worker or...

        11. Right not to be dismissed for refusing Sunday work

          1. 11.(1) Where an employee who is a protected shop worker...

          2. 12.(1) An employee who is dismissed shall be regarded for...

          3. 13.Articles 140 and 141 of the Employment Rights Order (qualifying...

        12. Restrictions on contracting out of Schedule

          1. 14.(1) Any provision in an agreement (whether a contract of...

        13. Dismissal on grounds of assertion of statutory right

          1. 15.In Article 135 of the Employment Rights Order (dismissal on...

      1. Schedule 3—Repeals

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