UK working more hours than everOn 3 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today There has been a steep rise in the number of people who work excessive hoursover the last two years. A survey by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Work-Life BalanceCampaign and Management Today finds that one in six workers now work more than60 hours a week compared to just one in eight of all UK staff in 2000. The study also raises concerns about long hours and illness, with seven outof 10 stressed workers not having access to formal flexible working practices. The survey shows that three-quarters of employees currently work overtime,and of these, only a third are rewarded with extra pay or time off in lieu. Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, said: “Moreand more British workers are recognising that balancing quality of life andfamily is as important as a fulfilling career. People clearly want greatercontrol and choice over their working hours but lack the confidence andknowledge to do anything about it.” www.dti.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.