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In health care, the 35 hour week is catastrophic.  Why?  Because the government has chosen not to hire adequate personnel to staff health care facilities.  There is clearly nothing wrong ab initio with the 35 hour week.  There is plenty wrong with the right's efforts to sabotage outside the democratic process by placing the sick and injured in jeopardy.

"...these dead shall not have died in vain...and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
by Ethelred on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:24:54 AM EST
Yes, that was typical politics: we impose the 35-hour week on the private sector to get them to hire people, and then we sort of impose it on the publis sector - but without hiring... That was indeed one of the sorriest parts of the 35-hour plan

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2006 at 05:35:46 AM EST
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