Working Time Society

23rd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time

We invite you to join us in Ayers Rock for the 23rd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working time from 19 to 23 June 2017. Ayers Rock Resort’s remote location offers delegates a sense of clarity that only comes with distance. Located at the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory, the Resort is easily accessible from all capital cities.

The organisation of working time, including night work, shiftwork, and irregular and long working hours is a matter of concern. The vast body of published literature spanning six decades clearly shows the short and long term effects it can have on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers and their families, as well as to the public. This is largely a result of the imbalance between working time and workers’ biological and social requirements. Recognition of the impact of working time related issues compels the urgent and ongoing worldwide struggle to improve work schedules and minimise any harm.

The aims of the Working Time Society and participants of the Scientific Committee on Shiftwork and Working Time of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) include disseminating and promoting information and research related to working time and health, and helping to build a knowledge network of global scientific collaboration among researchers, occupational health/human resources personnel, governmental institutions, companies/businesses and workers’ representatives, and the general public.

The symposium will feature internationally distinguished speakers supported by a host of well known national and local speakers. We warmly invite you to attend the symposium in Ayers Rock and join us in a ‘stimulating/enlightening’ program, in a ‘world heritage’ area of Australia.