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Working Time - International Comparison

Working time is a key factor for payment in agriculture. We show the following:

Annual working time: Theoretical number of hours an employee has to work if he or she works for a whole year

Effective working time: Actual working hours. You arrive at this number by subtracting public holidays, personal holidays, etc. Both are rather statistical values, but they often play a major role in collective negotiations.

Hours per week: The weekly working hours according to collective agreements, or statutory working hours if not covered by collective agreements.

Flexibility from/through: Usually defined in collective agreements as a range which an employer can demand as working time.

The text explains most regulations and any agreements on overtime bonuses.

Working Time in European Agriculture
  Annual working time (h) Eff. working time (h) Hours per week Flexibility
from through
Status: 01.01.2007 | Source: own surveys
AT2 080 40,032,048,0
BE2 0881 81640,0  
BG2 080 40,0  
CH2 860 55,0  
CY2 080 40,0 48,0
CZ2 008 40,0  
DE2 0881 79540,038,045,0
DK1 9241 66537,0 48,0
EE2 080 40,0 48,0
ES2 0801 70040,0  
FI2 0141 88040,040,055,0
FR1 8201 80735,0 48,0
GB2 054 39,5  
GR2 080 40,0  
HR2 0801 92040,0  
HU2 496 48,0  
IE2 028 39,0 48,0
IS2 080 40,0 50,0
IT2 028 39,0 44,0
LT2 080 40,0 50,0
LU2 080 40,0 48,0
LV2 080 40,0  
MT2 080 40,0 48,0
NL1 976 38,033,555,0
NO1 950 37,5 48,0
PL2 0802 02440,0 48,0
PT2 080 40,0 70,0
RO2 240 40,0  
SE2 040 40,0  
SI2 080 40,0  
SK2 048 40,0 48,0
TR2 340 45,0  

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