Published: November 24 2023
Jysk, a chain store in Hungary, has announced that its shops will remain closed on Christmas Eve, allowing employees to spend time with their families. This follows the decision of other stores, such as Rossmann, Penny, and Lidl, to also remain closed on December 24th.
Employee Family Time
Jysk has maintained its policy of closing on Christmas Eve for the past six years, giving their employees three consecutive days to spend with their families during the holiday season. The company has also implemented a significant pay rise, with an average increase of 20% starting in December and exceeding 45% from January 2022. In the retail sector, Jysk has around 800 active employees, and when including workers from their logistics center in Ecser, the number exceeds a thousand.
While Jysk will be closed on December 24th, their shops will be open on December 22nd, 23rd, and 27th. Additionally, they have plans to open two more stores in Hungary in December 2023.
Previously, a Hungarian opposition party suggested making Christmas Eve a national holiday, but the government rejected the idea.
Jysk's decision to close its shops on Christmas Eve demonstrates their commitment to allowing employees to prioritize family time during the holiday season. With a significant pay rise and plans for expansion, Jysk continues to prioritize employee well-being and work-life balance.
Questions & Answers
Which chain stores in Hungary announced that they would be closed on Christmas Eve? Rossmann, Penny, Lidl, and Jysk all announced that their stores would be closed on 24 December.
Why did Jysk decide to close their stores on Christmas Eve? Jysk has a policy of allowing their employees to spend three consecutive days with their families during Christmas. Closing their stores on 24 December allows their employees to have that time off.
Will Jysk's stores be open on any other days during the Christmas period? Yes, Jysk's stores will be open on 22, 23, and 27 December.
How much of a pay rise are Jysk employees receiving? Jysk plans to give their employees an average pay rise of 20% starting in December. This means that the average pay rise from January 2022 will exceed 45%.
How many active employees does Jysk have in the retail sector in Hungary? Jysk has 800 active employees in the retail sector. If we include the workers of their logistics centre in Ecser, the number increases to more than a thousand.
Are there any plans for Jysk to open more stores in Hungary in the future? Yes, Jysk plans to open two more stores in Hungary in December 2023.
Did the Hungarian government consider making Christmas Eve a national holiday? Yes, a Hungarian opposition party suggested that Christmas Eve should become a national holiday, but the government rejected the idea.