Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Fear, Progress and Work and the End of the 20th Century

Chain_Gang_2a-2Over the last fifteen years in Australia, the workplace has been thoroughly and miserably transformed. With the biggest growth in employment recorded in casual and part-time work, with the proportion of those working over sixty hours a week registgering the most dramatic increase relative to other hours worked amongst full-time workers, the eight-hour day no longer warrants the appellation of ‘standard hours.’ Continue reading