Policy Brief 18 - Work Sharing : Working Time Adjustments as a Job Preservation Strategy

Work sharing is more likely to result in a “win-win-win” solution when : governments take an active role in promoting it ; schemes are negotiated and implemented through social dialogue and collective bargaining ; wage supplements (e.g. partial unemployment benefits) are provided to help offset workers’ reduced earnings ; measures are inclusive, covering regular and non-standard workers ; and managers make necessary changes in the work environment, such as redesigning work processes and supporting training.