Wednesday, April 30, 2008 BlackBerry: the new hot-button labour issue

The spread of Blackberrys and other hand-helds has raised a labour issue that is gaining momentum. They often cause employers and managers to feel they can contact their staff at any time of the day or night, meaning the staff really get no real time away from their work. Sure, they can turn it off, or not reply to calls or emails, but as long as there is the expectation , they will feel compelled to respond. There is increasing evidence that the managers and employers will have to re-think their approach to the issue - and that unions, governments and regulators will be addressing it. BlackBerry: the new hot-button labour issue

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