Tuesday, February 6, 2018

revised labor provisos

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s biggest industrial union and employers have reached a wage deal that gives workers the equivalent of 3.5 percent annual raises over a 27-month period and the chance to work a 28-hour week for up to two years.
Such wage gains could boost an already strong German economy by increasing consumer spending. And if they spread to other sectors and countries, they could raise inflation across the 19-country eurozone from its current weak levels, something the European Central Bank has been trying to do for years.
Imagine: A 28-hour work week. The shorter hours are balanced with other provisions that allow for longer work-weeks as well, the story makes clear. Still, even conceiving of a work week that amounts to little more than a single day in seven seemed to dovetail this morning with a photo passed along in email (read the caption):

1 comment:

  1. The capitalist media promotes freedom fries and denigrates the French for their victimization in world war II. But I have to admire their willingness to put people before profit. Maybe because when the government of France does something to piss the people off, they all strike as a unified front. But we're soooo free and superior we let our government fuck us up the ass without lube.