The FDA has launched its 2017 Working Hours Survey to coincide with the TUC's 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' and wants to hear about your experience of working excess hours and the impact this has on your work/life balance.
Work Your Proper Hours Day, taking place on 24 February 2017, is the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year and starts earning for themselves. Over five million people at work in the UK regularly do unpaid overtime, giving their employers £31.5 billion of free work last year.
Long hours are not good for us; they cause stress; they're bad for our health; they wreck relationships; and they make caring for children or dependents more difficult.
The FDA recognises that this is becoming an acute issue for members, who are facing increasing workloads and pressure to work beyond contracted hours.
So please take a few minutes to fill out the Working Hours Survey, as the FDA will use the results to raise issues with employers and to generally inform its work to improve working conditions for members.
The survey can be accessed here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FDA-WHS-2017