Introducing a Shorter Week for Dayworkers

  • Alastair Evans
  • Stephen Palmer
Part of the Industrial Relations in Practice book series (IRPS)


This chapter is concerned with the practical implications of implementing a shorter working week. The focus of the chapter is on the implementation of shorter working hours for dayworkers, but some of the issues discussed will also be relevant to shiftworkers. The implications of shorter working hours amongst shiftworkers is considered in more detail in Part Two. This chapter concerns itself, in particular, with ways in which shorter working hours may be approached, how they are to be paid for without increasing unit labour costs, and the various patterns of shorter working hours which need to be considered.


Trade Union Unit Labour Cost Overtime Working Saturday Morning Short Working 
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Introducing a Shorter Working Week For Dayworkers

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  • Stephen Palmer

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