Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935

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Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935
Date of adoption June 22, 1935
Date in force May 23, 1957
Classification Hours of Work
Subject Working Time
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Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935 is an International Labour Organization Convention.

It was established in 1935, with the preamble stating:

Considering that in pursuance of the Resolutions adopted by the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Sessions of the International Labour Conference it is necessary that a continuous effort should be made to reduce hours of work in all forms of employment to such extent as is possible;...


As of 2013, the convention has been ratified by 15 states.

Country Date Status
Australia 22:10:1970 ratified
Azerbaijan 19:05:1992 ratified
Belarus (as the Byelorussian SSR) 21:08:1956 ratified
Finland 23:11:1989 ratified
South Korea 07:11:2011 ratified
Kyrgyzstan 31:03:1992 ratified
Lithuania 26:09:1994 ratified
Moldova 09:12:1997 ratified
New Zealand 29:03:1938 ratified
Norway 13:03:1979 ratified
Russian Federation (as the Soviet Union) 23:06:1956 ratified
Sweden 11:08:1982 ratified
Tajikistan 26:11:1993 ratified
Ukraine (as the Ukrainian SSR) 10:08:1956 ratified
Uzbekistan 13:07:1992 ratified

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