Are you one of the 1,082,827 education workers putting in unpaid overtime?

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Education tops the unpaid overtime rankings once again as more than one million professionals – teachers, support staff and others – put in an average of 9.7 unpaid hours every week. Pete Henshaw reports.


People working in education have once again topped the list of professionals who work unpaid overtime – with the average unpaid hours reaching 9.7 every week.

The annual Work Your Proper Hours Day figures show that 37.6 per cent of education professionals – which amounts to 1,082,827 people working in our schools, colleges and universities – put in unpaid overtime.

Work Your Proper Hours Day is held to mark the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime would start to get paid if they did all their unpaid hours at the start of the year. This year it fell on Friday (February 27).

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