Teachers and lecturers are the professionals most likely to clock up unpaid overtime, according to figures released by a trade union.
The report, published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), revealed more than half of teaching professionals work unpaid each week and put in an extra 9.6 hours on average. The figures mark the TUC's "work your proper hours day" which attempts to highlight the amount of overtime UK employees carry out.
UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: “Friday’s figures confirm that our teachers and lecturers continue to go above and beyond the call of duty for their pupils and students. The government cannot keep expecting more for less from such dedicated people, particularly when their reward is real-terms pay cuts and attacks on their pensions.”
But it isn't just teachers who are working for nothing.
Top occupations for unpaid overtime:
|Occupation||Number working unpaid overtime||Proportion working unpaid overtime (%)||Average weekly hours of unpaid overtime|
|Teaching and educational professionals||723,997||55.6||9.6|
|Financial institution managers and directors||49,632||52.7||10.2|
|Health and social services managers and directors||51,860||50.5||6.9|
|Functional managers and directors||293,053||47.2||8.5|