Men in line for burnout as working hours spiral

A
quarter of men in the UK are working longer than the European limit, according
to the GMB union.

Analysis
of the most recent census data shows that the number of men working more than
49 hours a week has passed the three million mark.

GMB
general secretary Kevin Curran said: "This kind of workhouse ethic will
not increase productivity; in fact, it will leave the workforce resentful and
burnt out."

Statistics
show that those working in the City of London, Kensington & Chelsea,
Aberdeenshire and Powys have the longest working hours, with twice the number
of men breaking the 48-hour barrier compared with the UK average.

By Michael Millar

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