R103 Recommendation concerning Weekly Rest in Commerce and Offices
Geneva, 26 giugno 1957
The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,
Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Fortieth Session on 5 June 1957, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to weekly rest in commerce and offices, which is the fifth item on the agenda of the session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation supplementing the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957,
adopts this twenty-sixth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Recommendation, 1957:
Whereas the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, provides for weekly rest in commercial establishments and offices and it is desirable to supplement the provisions thereof;
The Conference recommends that the following provisions should be applied:
1. The persons to whom the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, applies should as far as possible be entitled to a weekly rest of not less than 36 hours which, wherever practicable, should be an uninterrupted period.
2. The weekly rest provided for by Article 6 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, should, wherever practicable, be so calculated as to include the period from midnight to midnight and should not include other rest periods immediately preceding or following the period from midnight to midnight.
3. Special rest schemes provided for by Article 7 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, should ensure--
(a) that persons to whom such special schemes apply do not work for more than three weeks without receiving the rest periods to which they are entitled; and (b) that, where it is not possible to grant rest periods of 24 consecutive hours, rest periods comprise not less than 12 hours of uninterrupted rest.
(1) Young persons under 18 years of age should, wherever practicable, be granted an uninterrupted weekly rest of two days.
(2) The provisions of Article 8 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, should not be applied to young persons under 18 years of age.
5. In any establishment in which the weekly rest period for any of the persons employed is other than the period established by national practice, the persons concerned should be notified of the days and hours of weekly rest by means of notices posted up conspicuously in the establishment or other convenient place, or in any other manner consistent with national law and practice.
6. Appropriate measures should be taken to ensure the maintenance of such records as may be necessary for the proper administration of weekly rest arrangements and in particular of records of the arrangements made with respect to--
(a) persons to whom a special weekly rest scheme applies in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957;
(b) persons to whom the temporary exemptions provided for in Article 8 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, apply.
7. In cases in which Article 9 of the Weekly Rest (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1957, is inapplicable because wages are not regulated by laws and regulations or subject to the control of administrative authorities, provision should be made by collective agreements or otherwise to ensure that the application of measures taken in accordance with the Convention does not result in reduction of the income of persons covered by the Convention.