Publications on working time

  1. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 101

    Zero-Hours Work in the United Kingdom

    06 April 2018

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 99

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

    01 March 2018

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Guide

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

    10 November 2017

    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.

  8. INWORK Policy Brief No. 10

    Purchasing practices and working conditions in global supply chains: Global Survey results

    09 June 2017

  9. Publication

    South Africa: Case study on working time organization and its effects in the health services sector

    21 March 2017

    The present working paper explores the complex issues around working time organization and their effects in the health services sector in South Africa. It is one of the products of a research initiative jointly carried out by the ILO Working Conditions and Equality Department (WORKQUALITY) and the ILO Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR), in follow-up to the Conclusions of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working Time Arrangements (2011). The research initiative aimed to develop a better understanding on how contemporary working time arrangements function in specific sectors and for different types of workers with the main objective of identifying aspects where improvements in working time arrangements and related practices can better meet both workers’ needs and organizational requirements.

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 78

    Remembering rest periods in law: Another tool to limit excessive working hours

    29 July 2016