How much unpaid overtime do you do?

According to the TUC, nearly five million employees (4,759,000) worked on average an extra day a week in unpaid overtime in 2005 (7 hours 24 minutes).

However, the TUC research also shows that employers are starting to tackle the UK's long hours culture. The percentage of people working at least an extra hour a week unpaid has fallen slightly, and is now at its lowest level since 1992 (19.4 per cent). Although there are still 600,000 more people working unpaid overtime than in 1992 this is a half million fall from the first 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' in 2003, when 5,217,000 worked extra hours for free.

For further details of the report visit 5 million work a day a week unpaid, says TUC. A summary of regional variation in unpaid overtime can be found here. Of further note is the TUC's Work Your Proper Hours Day 2006 - Briefing - a campaign that commanded a great deal of attention last February.

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