Final report of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working-time Arrangements

At its 294th Session (Nov. 2005), the Governing Body agreed in principle to the recommendation of the Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards to convene a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working-time Arrangements. At its 309th Session (Nov. 2010), the Governing Body finally fixed the composition, agenda and dates of the Meeting, which was held in Geneva from 17 to 21 October 2011. The purpose of the Meeting was to review and advise on modern working-time arrangements, which included 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. The Office had issued a report, Working time in the twenty-first century: Report for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working-time Arrangements (17–21 October 2011), to serve as a basis for the Meeting’s discussions. The report, available in English, French and Spanish, drew on extensive research carried out throughout the world to outline contemporary trends, developments and effects with regard to different aspects of working-time organization such as hours of work and working-time schedules. The report also suggested points for discussion for the Meeting.