Publications on working time

  1. 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.

  2. Publication

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

    09 June 2017

    Policy Brief No.10

  3. 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.

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 78

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

    29 July 2016

  5. Factsheet - Working Conditions

    Rest Periods: Definitions and dimensions

    16 June 2016

  6. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 74

    Income security in the on-demand economy: Findings and policy lessons from a survey of crowdworkers

    01 May 2016

  7. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 67

    The effects of non-standard forms of employment on worker health and safety

    14 January 2016

  8. Publication

    The Situation of Non-regular Public Employees in Local Government in Japan: focus on Gender

    19 December 2015

    Non-regular public employees in the local governments are increasing rapidly in Japan. According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIAC) (2012b), there were 603,582 non-regular public employees as of April 1, 2012, compared to 455,840 from their 2005 survey or an increase of 147,742 (32%) over seven years. Out of that more recent figure, 448,742 (74.2%) were women.

  9. Publication

    Non-standard Employment in Government: An Overview from Canada and Brazil

    19 December 2015

    This report reviews the status and the implications of non-standard employment in the government in two countries: Canada and Brazil. Recent research and policy discussions have been focused on the growth of non-standard employment in the private sector in many countries.

  10. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015 KILM

    7. Hours of work

    16 November 2015

    Two measurements related to working time are included in KILM 7 in order to give an overall picture of the time that the employed throughout the world devote to work activities. The first measure relates to the hours that employed persons work per week (table 7a) while the second measure is the average annual hours actually worked per person (table 7b).