Good topic, and good site.
Polls show that the Australia Labour Party is expected to win big in the up-coming elections there. That will hopefully put an end to the goose-stepping corporatist agenda of John Hitler Howard & Co.
But forced unpaid overtime, according to Statistics Canada, is a big and growing problem here as well.
It seems Nurses, teachers and various professions and social services are among the hardest hit among union workers.
But for the non-union work force, it's for the most part worse, as expected. This ILO international comparison reports that non-union service sector and textile workers, as well as self-employed or contract workers, suffer the hardest, and that Canada does not much of a jbo at protecting the right of these people when compared to most Western European countries.
In short, far too many of us are working more hours for less pay, and that's a key contributor to worsening poverty, rising personal debt, declining retirement security and an overall drop in our standard of living over the last 25 years.