ECS 2009 - Working time flexibility

Working time flexibility

  • More than half (56%) of companies in Europe offer some kind of flexitime arrangements
  • About two-thirds of the establishments surveyed offer its employees employment on a part-time basis
  • During the 12 months prior to the survey, workload peaks were handled by overtime work for its employees in just over two thirds (68%) of establishments. Overtime work is relatively evenly spread across the different sectors of economic activity
  • Work at non-standard hours remains at a stable level and is used by considerably fewer establishments than other forms of working time flexibility. In about 44% of the establishments within the EU, there are employees who regularly have to work at unusual hours, mostly on Saturdays (40%).

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