Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles There are fresh calls tonight for Easter Sunday to be declared a public holiday in South Australia. A new survey has found over 60% of people think it's time to make the change, but you can forget about it happening this year. Having the chance to stay at home with the family on Easter Sunday might seem like the perfect scenario. But for those just trying to make ends meet, that's not the case. To have to take unpaid leave on that day would cost me around 300 to 350 dollars for that shift, so, that's actually a massive impact. Although Easter Sunday isn't a public holiday here, the state's shop trading laws prevent large retailers outside the CBD from opening. So, unless permanent workers take an annual leave day, they won't get paid at all. It's very stressful, it's very stressful. I'm now having to budget for not being paid for that day. While essential workers who don't get the day off don't get paid penalties. A survey of 600 people commissioned by the shop workers' union found that over 60% of people would support making Easter Sunday a public holiday. The majority of South Australians support this change. We are out of step with the rest of the country when it comes to public holidays. The premier says introducing a new public holiday just 7 weeks out from Easter wouldn't give businesses long enough to prepare, but it's something he'll consider in the future. I understand that there are a lot of workers out there in our community that would love Easter Sunday to be a public holiday this year. We're not in a position to do that; we're not gonna rush this. Local workers say they feel like second-class citizens. Are we not worth as much as our counterparts in the other states? Ashley Karnowski, Seven News.