Alcohol ban to force layoffs, says Lithuanian gas stations

  • 2015-11-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - With a ban on selling alcohol at Lithuanian gas stations set to come into force next January, fuel retailers say  they may have to lay off up to 30 per cent of their workforce, convert their full-service stations into unmanned stations, and close down their stores. They say that the ban will not help reduce alcohol consumption in the country, as alcohol sales at gas stations account for only about 2 per cent of the total sales. “The union’s members employ 1,500 people at their gas stations and they consider laying off 25 to 30 per cent ...
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