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Theresa Fibich

Working Time and the Struggle for a Better Life

by Carina Altreiter, Franz Astleithner and Theresa Fibich

The struggle over working time is historically linked to the struggle of workers to limit the exploitation of their labor power. The eight-hour-day was the proclaimed demand of the labor movement, and until the 1980s most Western industrialized nations gradually reduced length of the work day and work week. Since then, except for France, no significant advances can be observed, even though productivity has increased substantially. But the recent...

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