“Time sovereignty”: Its meaning and externalities
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From the 1930s until the 1980s the Fordist wage-earner relationship remained relatively stable. The various aspects of working time remained constant and were imposed on a large majority of salaried workers. This organization of time, which can be called a Fordist regime of temporal availability, is based on three complementary aspects:
• reduced hours in relation to the previous era and regrouped overwhelmingly around 40 to 42 hours per week;
• a locally standardized working day (08.00-16.00) and week (Monday-Friday);
• an increase in the foreseeable nature of working hours, but with working hours to be determined unilaterally by the employer.