Publications on working time

  1. General Survey

    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.

  2. Issue Briefs

    No.1 Individuals work and society

    20 February 2018

    This Issue Brief considers how some of the changes are impacting on the temporal and spatial organization of work. When and where we perform our work are two of the most fundamental characteristics of work in general. Historical developments have already caused these dimensions of work to evolve. They are continuing to do so, with profound consequences for the individual and society. Subsequent Issue Briefs elaborate on a number of related questions that might warrant attention to allow us to prepare for and shape the future of work we want.

  3. Guide

    Voice Matters: Consultation (Industrial and National Levels) Recommendation, 1960 (No. 113)

    07 February 2018

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. INWORK Policy Brief No. 10

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

    09 June 2017

  6. 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.

  7. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 78

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

    29 July 2016

  8. Factsheet - Working Conditions

    Rest Periods: Definitions and dimensions

    16 June 2016

  9. 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

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 67

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

    14 January 2016