Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World – New ILO report

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently published Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World, report that looks at the two main aspects of working time: working hours and working time arrangements and the effects of both on business performance and workers’ work-life balance.

Covering the periods before and during COVID-19, the study found that a substantial portion of the global workforce are working either long or short hours when compared to a standard eight-hour day/40 hour working week.

Globally, a third of all workers regularly work more than 48 hours per week, while a fifth of the global workforce work less than 35 per week.

Read our OSHwiki article Work-life balance – Managing the interface between family and working life