Implications for the U.S. and Other
Economically Developed Nations
•Implications for companies?
•Implications for workers?
•Implications for unions?
•Implications for governments and government
•Implications for standards of living?
January 2004 the
leading banking union in Britain announce it would launch a membership drive
among bank call center staff in India employed by British banks
governments and government policies
October 2004, the
European Union submitted proposals to modify the EU “Working Time Directive”
to increase monitoring of work time, to impose a “hard cap” of 65 hours per
week, and to require that industries that “opt out” of the 48-hour week in
particular nations have agreement of unions.Also that employee “opt out” consent may not be given at time of