Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Return of Child Labour

Child labour and the ten hour day were supposed to be things of the past like unions. Unions were created to end child labour and fight for the eight hour day, today they are needed more than ever among the vast majority of unorganized workers.

Teens are taking on a very adult 50-hour workweek

Researchers tallied the hours that teens aged 15-19 spent at school, doing homework, working part-time jobs and doing chores, and found that they did an average of 7.1 hours of unpaid and paid labour per day in 2005. That adds up to a very adult 50-hour workweek.

Also See:

Temp Workers For Timmies

Better Late Than Never

The Labour Shortage Myth

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