British employees work more than 10 hours overtime every week on average – clocking up 469 hours of extra work a year.
A survey on behalf of TotallyMoney has revealed the true extent of unpaid work. While many employees accept overtime as part and parcel of the job, few people realise the extent to which they are working for free.
The survey showed that women are much less likely to get paid for the overtime they work than men.
Research from the TUC shows that workers ‘gave away’ more than £31bn worth of work last year. That extra, unpaid work was apparently worth roughly an average of £6,265 per employee.