An individual's right to work when they want for as long as they'd like becomes a matter of social concern - and often law - when it has an impact on the health and well-being of the individual and others. Just like the restrictions on workers 'choosing' to work with blue asbestos.
A lorry driver's 'right' to work excessive hours and have their performance suffer as a result is actually a health and safety issue for all other road users as well.
But let's face it, for the CBI, the Institute of Directors and many other bodies, it's all been downhill since interfering politicians abolished the right of small boys to earn money by going down chimneys.
Consultant, MRE Consulting