Work schedule (night, weekend, on call)

In 2020, 5.5% of employees (excluding apprentices) worked on-call. This form of work is most common among employed persons of retirement age and among those aged 15 to 24 (25.0% and 9.8%). Women work on-call slightly more often than men (6.6% compared with 4.5%). Almost one in five employed persons (excluding apprentices) regularly works on Saturdays and one in ten regularly works on Sundays (18.2% and 9.3%). Weekend work also often takes place among persons of retirement age (Saturdays: 26.7%; Sundays: 15.8%) and among those aged 15 to 24 (Saturdays: 24.3%; Sundays: 10.6%). Women are more likely than men to work on weekends (Saturdays: 20.7% compared with 16.1%; Sundays: 10.3% compared with 8.4%). Furthermore, 15.4% of employees (excluding apprentices) regularly work evenings, i.e. between 7pm and midnight, and 4.2% of employees regularly work nights, i.e. they work between midnight and 6am. While women work evenings slightly more often (16.7% compared with 14.2% among men), men are more likely to work nights than women (4.8% of men compared with 3.6% of women).

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