Older workers doing more unpaid overtime

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THE proportion of employees in their late 50s and early 60s working unpaid overtime has increased sharply in the last decade, according to the TUC.

It says the number of workers doing unpaid overtime has increased by 96,000, with older workers doing much more than younger people.

The likelihood of doing unpaid overtime increases the longer someone has been in their job.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: “Whilst most people have no objection to putting in some extra hours to help their employer through a busy period, an entrenched long hours culture causes stress, health problems and lower morale.”

Tom Dougherty.

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