Employees in the UK spent a record amount of time doing unpaid hours to complete their workloads last year, according to new research.
The TUC has revealed over 5.4 million personnel put in the equivalent of approximately £640 million of extra time to their jobs every week in 2013.
Its figures have been released today (February 28th) to coincide with its Work Your Proper Hours Day initiative.
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Staff don’t mind doing a few additional hours during busy periods, but too many employers take this goodwill for granted and forget to thank their staff.
“Further problems arise when those occasional extra hours become the norm and staff become over-worked and under-paid.”
She added that those business owners who are regularly asking more of their workers may wish to consider taking more personnel on, to avoid burning out their existing workforce.
London employees were apparently the worse off, with 900,000 people regularly doing more than eight hours of unpaid overtime every week.
Posted by the Secret Businessman