Welcome to this exploration of job hunting. Enjoy these stories and add your own! Please comment, by clicking on the link beside the envelope icon at each posting. Tip: For an overview see 'Contents'. Or scroll through the 'Blog Archive'. On this home page, blog postings appear in date order with the most recent first. In the right column you'll find several groups of links and pics as well as polls for you to cast your votes. Thanks for your suggestions to improve this site. (Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.)

Contents - search terms

Contents - search terms
Applications - Instructional Designer - Editor - Tutor - Writer - Online Copy Writer Editor - Web Content Coordinator
Postings - Casual - arts industry - Council officer - Editing - From the gym - Gardening - Hospitality - Instructional Design - Lessons - Menial jobs, street to Palace - Novelist, Julian Barnes - Philosopher, Marcus Aurelius - Playwright, David Bardas - Puppet Theatre, Polyglot - Real Estate - Skills - Specialists vs Mixers - Teaching - Volunteering - Waitressing - Writing Company
Links - Interview tools - Permissions - Pics - Polls - Professional organisations - Recruiters - Resources - Templates

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Labour Day - celebrate the 8-hour day

In Melbourne, opposite the Trades Hall building stands a monument to the winning of the 8-hour day for workers (leaving 8 hours to sleep, another 8 hours for recreation). http://www.8hourday.org.au/news_archive.asp
Today's Labour Day public holiday in Australia commemorates that hard-won right. And we take for granted those humane working conditions won for us.
We should be thankful that we are not in the US where the democratic right even to bargain for conditions of workers collectively is under threat, under the pretext of budgetary constraints. See 100,000 people in Wisconsin protesting against what will amount to an 8% pay cut:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment: