Top civil servants lead way in £23bn work giveaway

More than five million generous employees work unpaid overtime, providing
employers with £23bn worth of labour for free, according to research from the

Figures from the Labour Force Survey show that employees work an average of
seven hours and 24 minutes unpaid overtime each week, worth around £4,500 a

Senior civil servants work the most unpaid overtime, with an average of 12.5
hours a week. Teaching professionals work the second largest amount of unpaid
overtime (12 hours a week) followed by managers in farming, horticulture and
forestry (11.1 hours).

Commenting on the results, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said:
"Too many of Britain’s bosses who depend on the unpaid overtime of their
staff take it for granted and never show their appreciation."

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