“I'll eat my desk if a Canadian government adopts a maximum six hour day.”
That’s Dr. David J. Doorey’s unambiguous opinion on the shortened work day that some Swedish employers are using in their workplaces.
“We are moving in the opposite direction, giving employers greater discretion to impose longer work days in the guise of so-called ‘flexibility,’”says Doorey, Associate Professor of Labour and Employment Law at York University, in an email to Yahoo Canada. “In Alberta the maximum work day is 12 hours, in Newfoundland and Labrador it’s 18 hours.”
In 2012, Canadians worked an average of 36.6 hours per week, with men punching in 39.6 hours and women 33.2 each week. It varies from province to province, with Quebecers averaging 35.4 hours per week, while Alberta (39.0) and Newfoundland (38.9) workers spending the most time on the job.
Where it’s working
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