'Work Your Proper Hours Day'

People in Wales regularly work 6.2 hours more each week than they are paid for, according to Wales Trades Union Congress. Today is the ninth annual 'Work Your Proper Hours Day', where workers are encouraged to take their breaks and leave on time.

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Welsh employees regularly do unpaid overtime

People in Wales regularly work an extra 6.2 hours and don't claim overtime for it according to Wales' Trade Union Congress. Research, published today to mark 'Work Your Proper Hours Day, found half of all teachers, legal professionals and finance managers regularly work unpaid overtime.

The union says that last year 178,000 Welsh workers regularly put in extra hours for free with the hours of unpaid overtime equating to an additional £735million to the Welsh Economy.

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