Abolition of the compulsory closing time is requested by night catering workers in Austria

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 06. 05. 10:15
Those working in night hospitality in Austria are calling for the abolition of the mandatory closing time – Thomas Ratzenböck, a spokesman for the Association of Night Caterers (VÖNG), said on Thursday. Night restaurants provide 24,000 jobs in Vienna.

The mandatory closing date “makes it impossible” for reopening nightclubs to generate revenue, Ratzenböck said. The spokesman explained that if they were open until 11 p.m. under the current rules, or from 1 p.m. from June 15, they would not be able to cover their expenses. (Noll Katalin, MTI)