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The Edmonton Sun reports that Safeway Canada has gotten injunctive relief to prevent locked-out workers there from blockading a food warehouse and ice cream plant while the retailer hires replacement workers.

Some 350 employees have been working without a contract since last December; reportedly objecting the company’s desire to have them work a 40-hour week (rather than the current 37 hours), not to mention the pay and benefits packaged offered by management.
KC's View:
It is hard to imagine, in these economic and competitive times, that anyone would have the temerity to object to a 40-hour workweek. Maybe the Edmonton employees haven’t noticed, but pretty much everyone is having to work harder and longer just to maintain their positions. It is time to join the 21st century, where employees in some countries would work a 40-hour work day if they could.