Publications on working time

  1. Publication

    Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace

    06 January 2012

    Work-related stress is one of the most important issues in many countries. The negative impacts of stress are multiform and can include circulatory and gastrointestinal diseases as well as physical, psychosomatic and psycho-social problems. These in turn can lead to poor work performance, high accident and injury rates, and low productivity.

  2. Publication

    Ergonomic Checkpoints in Agriculture

    06 January 2012

    Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in both developing and developed countries. Increasing attention is being given to applying practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to reduce work-related accidents and diseases, improve living conditions and increase productivity...

  3. Publication

    Working time in the twenty-first century

    26 August 2011

    Prepared for the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working Time Arrangements held in October 2011, this report analyses recent trends and developments relating to both the duration and organization of working time.

  4. Publication

    Recent Issues Regarding Collective Bargaining and Conditions of Work in the Chemical Industry

    19 August 2011

    Working Paper 246

  5. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 2

    Working hours in domestic work

    19 May 2011

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  6. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 27

    The legal regulation of working time in domestic work

    19 January 2011

  7. Publication

    Offshoring and working conditions in remote work

    07 June 2010

    Advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs), combined with organizations seeking to reduce costs, have led to a dramatic growth in service sector offshoring and outsourcing, most notably to developing countries such as India. This is a co-publication with Palgrave MacMillan Publishing.

  8. Publication

    “Become a man instead of a mere machine”: The ILO and trends in working hours

    01 April 2010

    In 1930, John Maynard Keynes imagined a world in which, a hundred years later, work would be to a large extent replaced by leisure. He speculated about a three-hour shift and a 15-hour working week by 2030.

  9. INWORK Policy Brief No. 2

    New developments in work sharing in middle-income countries

    01 February 2010

  10. Publication

    Offshoring and employment in the developing world: Business process outsourcing in the Philippines

    20 November 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 41