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    UK work time opt-out under threat

    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | UK work time opt-out under threat

    Thank God for human rights. This is a step forward, the EU is now forcing the UK to put an upper limit on regular work hours.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Didn't you make this exact same thread?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | UK work time opt-out under threat

    Thank God for human rights. This is a step forward, the EU is now forcing the UK to put an upper limit on regular work hours.
    You have a problem with people voluntarily working extra hours?
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    What is the 'opt-out' that the article repeatedly references but never explains? From context it sounds like this would bar people from voluntarily working overtime. If that's true, why would that ban be a good thing?

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    You have a problem with people voluntarily working extra hours?
    Nope, but under special arrangements then, not as part of the regular contract hours.

    Volunteers depends on how you define it, if its a person who cannot afford not to work over time because the system have him work over time to afford to survive, then no I do not support it, that has been the scenario in the UK at least.

    Same scenario in Norway, property prices, prices in general and taxes are so high that most people are forced to work over time. And we are talking about the "richest" country in the world.
    People in France for example manage fine with 35 hours. Do not know many there who would volunteer to work the same times they work in the UK.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    What is the 'opt-out' that the article repeatedly references but never explains? From context it sounds like this would bar people from voluntarily working overtime. If that's true, why would that ban be a good thing?
    It bans regular contracts from having more than 48 hour work weeks.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Nope, but under special arrangements then, not as part of the regular contract hours.

    Volunteers depends on how you define it, if its a person who cannot afford not to work over time because the system have him work over time to afford to survive, then no I do not support it, that has been the scenario in the UK at least.
    So because there are people whose situation forces them to work overtime to survive, you support a ban on working overtime? I don't follow

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    So because there are people whose situation forces them to work overtime to survive, you support a ban on working overtime? I don't follow
    No, when everyone have to work overtime because no one can afford not to, then there is obviously a problem..
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Nope, but under special arrangements then, not as part of the regular contract hours.
    People in the UK aren't allowed to define their own contract hours when they take a job?

    Volunteers depends on how you define it, if its a person who cannot afford not to work over time because the system have him work over time to afford to survive, then no I do not support it, that has been the scenario in the UK at least.
    Can you rephrase this? I think the ESL messed up what you were trying to say.

    Same scenario in Norway, property prices, prices in general and taxes are so high that most people are forced to work over time. And we are talking about the "richest" country in the world.
    So high taxes make people work more? Hmmmm....


    People in France for example manage fine with 35 hours. Do not know many there who would volunteer to work the same times they work in the UK.
    I bet those who need the money would love to be allowed to work overtime.
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    I never thought infanticide could be so delicious.

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    No, when everyone have to work overtime because no one can afford not to, then there is obviously a problem..
    The problem is they need a better job...or a better union...or the government to stop taking so much of their money.
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    I never thought infanticide could be so delicious.

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