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Speaking of Marx - part II
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our boy Hugo is going to do the workers of Venezuela a big favor:
The government of President Hugo Chavez is planning to establish a 6-hour workday under forthcoming legislation.

Labor Minister Roberto Hernandez announced Monday that he would present a proposed bill before the end of the year to reduce the workday from 8 to 6 hours, improve employee benefits and establish "more forceful" penalties for businesses that violate labor laws.
10 hours a week per worker of lost productivity in an already unproductive economy? Yeah, that'll work.

How likely is it to pass? As we've pointed out before, when you look up "rubber stamp legislature", the Venezuelan National Assembly's picture is the illustration.
The president's allies hold a majority within the National Assembly and most bills proposed by Chavez's administration are approved without considerable delay.
And the obvious probable effect?
Before the vote, some business owners warned that reducing the workday would force them to cut jobs or close down.
Yesirree Bob - 6 hours? Or "0" hours? Unfortunately, it appears many Venezuelan workers won't get that choice. Instead they'll just have to live with the results of this latest "revolutionary" nonsense from the guy trying his hardest to beat Zimbabwe to the bottom of the world's economic ladder.

Brilliant!
 
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