FDA supports Work Your Proper Hours Day 2012

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Today - Friday 24 February 2012 - is Work Your Proper Hours Day. According to TUC research, this is the day when those who do unpaid overtime would start, on average, to get paid if they did all their unpaid work at the start of the year. Now in its ninth year, the campaign highlights the amount of unpaid work carried out by employees across the UK.

Across the UK, TUC analysis found that around one in five workers (5.3 million people) put in an average of 7.2 hours of unpaid overtime per week last year. The analysis also shows that the likelihood of workers in their early 60s doing unpaid overtime has increased by 45% over the last decade. For more information and advice on how to improve your work/life balance, please visit www.workyourproperhoursday.com.

Alongside this campaign, the FDA is conducting a short, anonymous, online survey to find out how many extra hours members and their colleagues are working, whether they have options to work more flexibly and if they have any top tips on reducing excess working hours. To take part, please go to the FDA working hours survey 2012.