USDAW's campaign to stop the move to extend Sunday trading hours has received broad support from MPs and members of the public.
The pressure for many workers to work on a Sunday already causes a level of disruption in family life and achieving a healthy work/life balance.
"Longer hours are already permitted on Bank Holidays" say Heather Morris and Debbie Davidson of USDAW, "changes have been introduced on Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday - we used to be closed - we are now open."
"I am happy to give my support to the USDAW campaign to keep Sunday trading restricted to the current limit of six hours. I am unhappy that shops are opening for browsing periods and already stretching the spirit of law as it stands. I would not be pleased to see these further changes take place."