Transforming working time towards a more balanced time organisation

The ways in which we live and work have undergone profound changes in the last century, and society, and its productive and social fabric, are very different as well. Most workers see current time uses as a source of anxiety; the model designed for the 20th Century is no longer valid for 21st-Century society.

Now is the time for pioneering national governments, as well as regional and local ones, to step forward and legislate how people use their time. Not only should this new legal framework establish minimum regulatory measures to foster a more balanced organisation of working time, but it should also ensure that such balance extends to every sphere of our lives.

This policy brief was presented and debated during Time Use Week 2023, enriched with comments from institutions and attendees. Read the session’s conclusions.

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