FDA supports the TUC's Work Your Proper Hours Day



Today is Work Your Proper Hours Day, a day started and promoted by the TUC to raise awareness of long hours and unpaid overtime, and to highlight the stress and burnout they cause.

The TUC has calculated that tomorrow is the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves.

More details, including ways to check your own work/life balance, can be found at www.worksmart.org.uk/workyourproperhoursday/

The FDA is conducting a short, anonymous, online members' survey to find out how many extra hours you work, whether you have options to work more flexibly and if you have any tips to share on reducing excess working hours.

Last year's survey showed that just over 56% of those surveyed regularly work six or more hours longer than they are contracted to each week and a little under 50% said that they did not personally keep a record of these extra hours, while a shocking 75% said their employers didn't either. More than 75% of participants said that working excessive hours was a problem in their department, which is a figure that is largely unchanged from the previous year.

Have things changed this year? Are you managing to leave the office before it gets dark or are you working even longer hours than you were before? Let us know by clicking on the link to our survey below:

Take part now at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FDAworkinghourssurvey2016

The results will provide the FDA with vital information to help campaign for a better work/life balance.