Belfast Telegraph

Staff in Britain working £33.6bn in unpaid overtime

By Staff Reporter

Workers are putting in billions of pounds' worth of unpaid overtime, with the problem especially acute among teachers and managers, a new study shows.

The TUC urged companies to stop relying on staff doing extra hours for free and to make sure employees took a proper lunch break and left on time. Research found that 5.3 million people worked an average of 7.7 hours a week in unpaid overtime last year, unchanged from the previous year, worth £33.6bn.

Chief executives topped a list, at an average of 13.2 hours a week, followed by teaching staff (12.1 hours), finance managers (11.3 hours) and managers in production and health care.

Belfast Telegraph