Employees who work reasonable hours, who feel secure in their employment, and who are afforded adequate time off are more likely to thrive physically, emotionally, and mentally – in and outside work.
This means that employees must have the right of association (e.g. the right to join – or refrain from joining – a union), the right to reasonable working hours, the right to leisure (e.g. holiday entitlements and overtime pay) and the right to parental leave.
To be Future-Fit a company must do four things:
- It must ensure the company does not use child labour;
- It must ensure employees’ freedom of association;
- It must structure contracts to include fair working hours; and
- It must accommodate appropriate periods of leave from work.