Overtime costs UK workers billions

Union urges workers to work their proper hours
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/15/2007

Unpaid overtime is costing employees in the United Kingdom 23 billion pounds ($52.3 billion Can) a year, according to a national union.

Employees who worked unpaid overtime worked an average of seven hours and six minutes extra a week. These workers would have each taken home an additional $10,914 Can last year had they been paid the average wage for those hours.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has declared February 23 "Work Your Proper Hours Day" and is urging employees to take a proper lunch break and leave on time to make their bosses realize all the extra, unpaid work that employees are putting in.