United Kingdom - Unpaid overtime worth £33.6 billion - February 28, 2017

UK workers gave their employers £33.6 billion of free labour in 2016 by doing unpaid overtime, according to analysis of official statistics published by the TUC. More than 5.3 million people put in an average of 7.7 hours a week in unpaid overtime during 2016. This is equivalent to an average of £6,301 they have each missed out in their pay packets. To mark the day, the TUC is asking workers to take a proper lunch break and leave on time. The TUC has designed a calculator at www.tuc.org.uk/unpaidovertime  for workers to find out how much more they would get paid each year if their unpaid overtime was paid at their usual rate.

English: https://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace-issues/work-life-balance/employment-rights ...    

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