Number of older people working unpaid hours increases
24 February 2012
The number of people over 50 working unpaid overtime rose to 660,000 in 2011, from 250,000 in 2001, according to new survey from the TUC.
The union has declared today (24 February) Work Your Proper Hours Day, following their research, which suggests that five million people regularly work over their contracted hours for no extra pay.
The research has shown that working unpaid overtime in the workplace is becoming ‘a part of the norm’. Teachers, media professionals and those in managerial positions are most likely to put in unpaid hours at work with the latest figures showing 50% of employees putting in more hours.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber says: “Around one in five workers regularly do unpaid overtime but it’s becoming the norm in far too many workplaces.
“Whilst most people have no objection to putting in some extra hours to help their employer through a busy period, an entrenched long hours culture causes stress, health problems and lower morale."
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