Publications on working time

  1. Publication

    Women and men in the informal economy: A statistical picture. Third edition

    30 April 2018

    This publication provides for the first time comparable estimates on the size of the informal economy and a statistical profile of informality in all its diversity at the global and regional levels.

  2. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 103

    On-call work in the Netherlands: trends, impact, and policy solutions

    23 April 2018

    Flexible work has steadily increased in the Dutch labour market and on-call employment represents the fastest growing group. Although on-call work is both the largest and the least institutionally regulated form of flexible employment, little is known on its developments and impacts.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 102

    On-call and related forms of casual work in New Zealand and Australia

    23 April 2018

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 101

    Zero-Hours Work in the United Kingdom

    06 April 2018

  5. Factsheet no. 5 - Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining

    Grievance handling

    19 March 2018

    Workers have rights and entitlements that are established in laws, employment contracts, collective agreements and workplace rules, as well as in custom and practice (the way things are normally done – and have been done for a long time – in a particular workplace, industry or occupation). We say that workers have a grievance when they believe that some aspect of these is not being respected by their employer. Grievances are usually described as ‘individual’ when only one worker is involved and ‘collective’ when a group of workers all believe they are suffering from the same breach of the rules. Grievances relate to addressing infringements of existing rights and entitlements, from bullying or harassment, to underpayment of wages, refusal to grant rest periods, weekly rest days or public holidays, discrimination or underpayment of bonuses or other entitlements.

  6. Guide

    Voice Matters: Consultation (Industrial and National Levels) Recommendation, 1960 (No. 113)

    02 March 2018

    This is a user-friendly guide to ILO Recommendation No. 113 on consultation at the industrial and national levels, adopted in 1960. The guide, for use by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, provides practical information to help ILO constituents apply the Recommendation – including on the meaning of consultation, its aims and scope, the different forms it may take and its various possible outcomes. The guide includes examples of good practice in consultation and cooperation, drawn from ILO member States.

  7. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 99

    Unstable and On-Call Work Schedules in the United States and Canada

    01 March 2018

  8. General Survey

    General Survey concerning working-time instruments - Ensuring decent working time for the future

    23 February 2018

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning working-time.

  9. Issue Briefs

    No.1 Individuals work and society

    20 February 2018

    This Issue Brief considers how some of the changes are impacting on the temporal and spatial organization of work. When and where we perform our work are two of the most fundamental characteristics of work in general. Historical developments have already caused these dimensions of work to evolve. They are continuing to do so, with profound consequences for the individual and society. Subsequent Issue Briefs elaborate on a number of related questions that might warrant attention to allow us to prepare for and shape the future of work we want.

  10. Guide

    Voice Matters: Consultation (Industrial and National Levels) Recommendation, 1960 (No. 113)

    07 February 2018

    This is a user-friendly guide to ILO Recommendation No. 113 on consultation at the industrial and national levels, adopted in 1960. The guide, for use by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, provides practical information to help ILO constituents apply the Recommendation – including on the meaning of consultation, its aims and scope, the different forms it may take and its various possible outcomes. The guide includes examples of good practice in consultation and cooperation, drawn from ILO member States.