Ontario vows to scrap 60-hour work week

Government wants input from employers and labour groups as it moves toward 48-hour work week
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/04/2004

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ntario’s Liberal government is taking the first steps to eliminate the 60-hour work week brought in under the previous provincial government.

“We will ensure employees have the protection they need so they can decide — without undue pressure — whether to work longer hours,” said Chris Bentley, the province’s labour minister. “That protection will be balanced with Ontario employers’ need for flexibility so they can compete in today’s marketplace.”