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Workers in the UK currently work the longest hours in Europe, take the shortest
lunch breaks and enjoy the fewest public holidays. Childcare is expensive and
difficult to find, care for older people is of inconsistent quality and financial
support during family-related leave is lower than in some other parts of Europe. The quest for higher productivity and the long hours' culture limit the effects of improved rights and can undermine equal opportunities policies.
The TUC estimates that if all the unpaid overtime worked by the average employee were put together at the start of the year, it would be until mid-February before they started to be paid. This is marked by Work Your Proper Hours Day which takes place on that date around mid-February.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Home-working on the increase despite the recession, says TUC
The number of people working from home has increased by 13 per cent in the last five years, according to a new TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday) to mark National Work From Home Day, organised by WorkWise UK.
If staff who regularly work unpaid overtime did all their extra hours from the start of the year they wouldn't get paid until 1 March 2013. The TUC has named this day Work Your Proper Hours Day to celebrate their hard work.
The amount of time spent commuting to and from work has fallen over the last six years for men but has increased for women, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Tuesday) to mark Commute Smart week, organised by Work Wise U...
Responding to plans to support working parents announced today (Tuesday) by the Deputy Prime Minister, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
With just days to go until the Diamond Jubilee weekend (taking place from Saturday 2 June until Tuesday 5 June) the TUC is today (Thursday) calling on employers to do the right thing and ensure that workers do not miss out on the unique four-day cele...
Around one in five workers over 55 regularly works from home, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday) to mark National Work From Home Day, organised by Work Wise UK.
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