TUC Survey: Britons work longer than rest of Europe

The TUC has recently published results of a survey they have conducted into working hours in 2018. The interesting results are that the British work an average of 42 hours a week (which equates to two and half weeks a year), and this is almost two hours longer than the European average (40.2) and five hours more than the Danes, who racked up a mere 37.7 hours a week.

The TUC says “Britain’s “long-hours culture” is not having a positive impact on productivity. In similar economies to ours, workers are much more productive for each hour they work.” And that “the long hours worked by Britons are depriving them of a fulfilled personal life”. Can this be true? With the Danes dominating the World Happiness Report rankings year after year, perhaps this is food for thought?

Published: 29 April 2019

Article Sections: Miscellaneous

Tags: working hours, productivity, TUC survey


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