SEVEN out of 10 people work overtime equivalent to an extra day every week and almost half of them receive no extra pay for it, a report revealed yesterday.
The survey of 2,000 employees found that most feel forced to work through lunch, four out of five do not leave the office on time on most days and a third were not able to take all their holiday entitlement.
Stress and fatigue is also exacerbated by digital innovations making it easier to work anywhere, OnePulse chief marketing officer Nick Walter said.
Jonathan Bartley, who co-leads the Green Party in a jobshare so that he can spend time caring for his disabled son Samuel, said: “One of the great untold stories of the British economy is the colossal amount of unpaid hours being worked.
“People are struggling to get by on wages which haven’t gone up for a decade and many of them are having to work more hours for no more money.
“The razor-sharp edges of the modern British economy see people spending more hours away from their loved ones, yet struggling to get by.”