The extra hours tot up to ten weeks unpaid work every year.
The TUC released the figures as part of a campaign to slate Britain’s long hours culture in a bid to create a better work-life balance for UK citizens, who typically work the longest hours in Europe.
The TUC has designated today (Friday) ‘work your proper hours’ day as it
is the date in the year when the average person stops working unpaid.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘PR is a long hours world and that is why we are saying that for one day a year people should work their proper hours.’