Lecturers doing even more unpaid overtime

“University lecturers are doing even more unpaid overtime than last year and far more than the national average, according to new figures from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Almost half of staff teaching in universities (45.7%) said they did unpaid overtime and, on average, put in an extra 52 days’ work over the course of the year, way above the national average of 41 days. Today is the TUC’s Work Your Proper Hours Day when the average person who does unpaid overtime would start to get paid if they did all their unpaid overtime at the start of the year. Teaching professionals across education again top the TUC’s chart of occupations that put in the most extra unpaid hours, although higher education was the only sector to see a rise in the number of days of unpaid overtime worked a year …” (more)

[UCU, 27 February]

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