Commenting on a poll published today (Thursday) by BBC Breakfast, which shows that more than half (54 per cent) of office employees regularly work through their lunch breaks, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
The two billion hours of unpaid overtime worked last year would be enough to create over a million extra full-time jobs, the TUC says today (Thursday) as it announces the date for Work Your Proper Hours Day 2012.
Employees spend nearly 200 hours a year travelling to and from work – adding up to around five weeks extra work – according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published today (Monday) to mark the start of Work Wise UK's Commute Smart week (14-18 November).
The TUC has today (Wednesday) called on employers to ensure that workers do not lose out on the royal wedding bank holiday, and on the government to change the law so that everyone can enjoy the Queens diamond jubilee bank holiday next year.
Commenting on government proposals to cancel the May Day bank holiday and replace it with a UK Day in October, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: 'There is strong support for an extra public holiday as the UK has the stingiest allocation in Europe. But the last thing we need...
Nearly one in five workers want to work from home but are being prevented from doing so by their employer, says the TUC as it offers five reasons for businesses to try out home working to mark National Work From Home Day today (Friday).
The new Pay and Work Rights Helpline can provide information, advice and receive complaints about potential breaches of basic pay and work rights, including the national minimum wage and agency standards. It provides the gateway to statutory enforcement agencies.