Is Australia a workers' paradise?

Joe Hockey has described SPC Ardmona as a “union shop” in rejecting its bid for funding. The Government is clearly angling for a review of industrial relations. So how do Australians compare with workers elsewhere?

Joe Hockey has described SPC Ardmona as a “union shop” in rejecting its bid for funding. Along with calls for a Royal Commission into construction, the Government is clearly angling for a review of industrial relations.

We’ve always called ourselves the lucky country, but in terms of hours spent at work how do we compare with other developed nations? Keep in mind there are 8760 hours in a year.


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