Billions stolen in unpaid wages

A shocking new report released by the TUC has uncovered how employers have stolen £27.4 billion last year from workers in the UK by not paying overtime.


Five million workers were found to have had their overtime unpaid, working out on average £5,400 per person – a record figure in unpaid overtime.

Northern Ireland came out as one of the worst regions, with workers likely to work 10 hours of unpaid overtime each week! It is estimated 900,000 workers worked more than 10 hours unpaid overtime a week last year.

This criminal behaviour gives lie to the arguments from bosses and politicians that “we are all in the same boat” and we all need to share the pain of the economic crisis.

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