Publications on Work-life balance

  1. 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.

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

    01 March 2018

  3. 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.

  4. The Threat of Physical and Psychosocial Violence and Harassment in Digitalized Work

    06 February 2018

    The workplace is changing rapidly, due to the recent increase of new technologies. Digitalization is impacting management and organisation of workplaces across the world, transforming how, how much, where, and under what conditions, people work.

  5. Maternity protection and workers with family responsibilities in the formal and informal economy of Ghana. Practices, gaps and measures for improvement

    23 November 2017

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

    09 June 2017

  7. Women in Non-standard Employment

    31 May 2017

  8. World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  9. 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. World Day for Safety and Health at Work - Fact Sheets

    09 March 2017

    As part of the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work campaign, a set of fact sheets has been developed to raise awareness and to support countries in optimizing the collection and use of occupational safety and health (OSH) data. They summarize the key elements of a national system for recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases, discuss other complementary methods and sources of OSH data and highlight the challenges in this field.