Which Sundays and public holidays will shops in Mallorca be open in 2024? The first session of the Inter-island Trade Advisory Commission, held in the presence of representatives of the four Balearic island councils and the sector’s trade unions and employers’ associations, has approved the proposed calendar for 2024 for the opening of shops on Sundays and public holidays for 2024. And it has done so by seeking maximum consensus between the parties.
As explained by the director general of Enterprise, the Self-Employed and Trade, José Antonio Caldés, “our priority objective is to give a voice and opinion to all the agents involved, listen to their reasoned proposals and seek the most beneficial agreement for all of them, from the perspective that the decisions taken must be beneficial for all commerce, not just for one part of it”.
Opening of shops in Mallorca 2024
The fixed chalendar for the opening of shops on Sundays and public holidays for 2024 includes the following days:
- 14 January.
- 28 March.
- 23 June.
- 15 August.
- 8 September.
- 12 October.
- 3 November.
- 6, 22 and 29 December.
Two of them, 23 June and 15 August, are days that may be modified by the local councils.
During the session of the Inter-island Trade Advisory Commission, the first of this new legislature, José Antonio Caldés encouraged the representatives of the employers’ associations and trade unions present (UGT, USO, CCOO, AFEDECO, CONSUBAL, ANGED, PIMECO, PIMEEF and PIMEF) to come together in a spirit of dialogue and agree on a unified position with the aim of creating a strong trade in the face of the growing threat posed by online commerce. “It is very important that businesses in the Balearic Islands, large and small, modernise and adapt to the new needs, uses and customs of consumers, who are ultimately the ones who make the decisions.
In this regard, the director general of Enterprise, the Self-Employed and Trade, who moderated and led the meeting, stressed the importance of seeking long-term solutions, with dialogue and consensus among all parties involved, and proposed the creation of a negotiating committee to review and improve the current Trade Act of the Balearic Islands, which dates from 2014.