The subject of working time has been central to the work of the ILO since its inception, when it adopted the first of many international labour standards, the Hours of Work (Industry) Convention, 1919 (No.1). Some of the major challenges in this area remain those which have been important since the dawn of the industrial age: excessive hours of work and the need to protect workers’ health and safety by limiting working hours and providing adequate periods for rest and recuperation, including weekly rest and paid annual leave - which are enshrined in international labour standards. more...
Each dimension of working time improves work-life balance while simultaneously making enterprises more competitive.
About the development of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in Argentina, Brazil, India and the Philippines.
Zoom on work-sharing
This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment, including the complexities and trade-offs involved.
What are the benefits and challenges of telework in communication technologies and financial services?
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Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 78
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Working time in the XXIst Century
17 - 21 October 2011
This meeting was the first international policy discussion of working time issues in nearly 20 years. The purpose of the meeting was to review and advise on modern working-time arrangements, which includes identifying the main policy issues that would need to be addressed to develop future ILO guidance for advancing decent work in the area of working time.
Analyses recent trends and developments relating to both the duration and organization of working time (contemporary trends, developments and effects with regard to different aspects of working-time organization such as hours of work and working-time schedules).
Final report and Conclusions