Sunday, January 14, 2007

Green Party: workers need more vacation time

OTTAWA, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Green Party says Canadians
deserve a break - a real break, not the paltry two weeks'
annual leave now given to most of the country's workers.
The party is calling on the federal government to increase
the Canadian worker's paid vacation time to a minimum four
weeks, the standard entitlement in the European Union and also
in non-EU nations such as Australia.

H/T:Tree hugger in Training.

Yeah, just what the economy needs, paying workers to be unproductive.

Don't get me wrong. I think vacations are necessary. On the other hand, there are economic realities at play, here. Raising the cost of doing business lowers our ability to compete.