On a regular basis, working hours should not exceed 48 hours per week and 8 hours per day. At max, employees can work up to 60 hours a week but not on a regular basis. It’s mandatory for employees to receive 24 continuous hours off for every 7 day period. Overtime is voluntary and compensated at a higher rate with the minimum being 125% of an employee's hourly wage.
ILO Convention No.171 (1990) provides protections to night workers “including to protect their health, assist them to meet their family and social responsibilities, provide opportunities for occupational advancement and compensate them appropriately.”
“...alternatives to night work to be offered to women for specified periods during and after pregnancy”
ILO Convention No. 175 (1994) gives the same worker protections that full-time workers receive to part-time workers. They include “right to bargain collectively, occupational safety and health and discrimination…” and “maternity protection, termination of employment and other terms and conditions of employment.”
ILO Convention No. 132 (1970) provides “every person to whom it applies shall enjoy at least three working weeks of annual paid holiday for one year of service.”
The WFTO is a little light in this area. They define a work week as 48 hours per week. They provide protection to children from working nights and support a families work-life balance. They do state that “Working hours and conditions for Workers and/or Producers (and any Homeworkers) comply with conditions established by national and local laws and ILO conventions.”
While this is nice, more text around this principle is needed.
Some TCLF (textile, clothing, leather and footwear) production countries, such as India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have no universal limitations on working hours... (ILO)
ILO study (2007) estimated that 22 percent of the global workforce, or 614.2 million workers, still work more than 48 hours per week. (ILO)
Overtime is also linked to wage levels. According to a multi-country study on the clothing industry, workers had to work overtime in order to earn enough wages to sustain them and their families, and overtime was consistently paid below the legal requirements. Lack of social dialogue, poor general communication between workers and managers, and workers’ lack of knowledge about their legal rights in such areas as overtime calculations were reportedly common. The study concluded that on average factory workers worked more than 60 hours per week, and in 88 percent of cases - more than six days in a row.