One French person out of five works on a Sunday

A person in employment in five (21 %) worked, on average, at least one Sunday in the month in 2018, according to a survey published by the ministry of Labour, t

One French person out of five works on a Sunday

A person in employment in five (21 %) worked, on average, at least one Sunday in the month in 2018, according to a survey published by the ministry of Labour, this Friday. The figures are very slightly higher contribution to the year 2013 (20.2 per cent). Not surprisingly, individuals non-salaried employees are the most affected by the work of the Sunday. They are, in fact, 36.7% indicate they have worked at least one Sunday in four, 27% of which at least two Sundays - the last year, compared to 18.9 % for employees.

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The Sunday work, which remains a controversial issue in the negotiations between workers and employers in some companies, also varies between sectors of activity due to the nature of the business. At the top of the list, there is first of all the accommodation sector social and medico-social, with 54.1% of persons who report having worked on a Sunday minimum of four in 2018. The figure of 40 % is also achieved in the areas of accommodation and food services (49,1 %), agriculture (49.1 per cent), as well as arts, entertainment and recreation (41.1 per cent). Among the occupations where Sunday work is, to the contrary, the lowest, the survey of the ministry of Labour identifies the construction, with 5.6 % of the people who worked on a Sunday in the month at a minimum, as well as the financial and insurance activities (by 5.3 %).

Other data key to take into account: 70.3 per cent of farmers are covered by the work of the Sunday at least once in the month in 2018. The artisans, shopkeepers and company managers are, them, with 30.1 %, followed by employees (25.1 %) and labourers (13 %).

Finally, the Sunday work is most prevalent in public hospitals: nearly 50% of the people engaged in an activity indicate that they have worked at least one Sunday out of four, of which 33.6 per cent at least two Sundays. The State ranks second in the world (33.5 per cent), followed distantly by the private sector (16 %) and local governments (12.9 per cent).

Updated Date: 01 July 2019, 00:00

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