The TES is reporting research which suggests teachers are more likely to work unpaid overtime than staff in any other industry…
A study of official figures from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found that 61.4 per cent of primary school teachers worked unpaid overtime in 2014, equating to 12.9 additional hours a week.
Among secondary teachers, 57.5 per cent worked unpaid overtime, with an average of 12.5 extra hours.
Across all education staff, including teachers, teaching assistants, playground staff, cleaners and caretakers, 37.6 per cent worked unpaid overtime – a figure higher than that for any other sector.
Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT teaching union, said the scale of teachers’ unpaid overtime was “untenable”…
Your can see more from the TUC at: Workers contribute £32bn to UK economy from unpaid overtime
It would be interesting if these figures are based on term time weeks only or spread over the full year? Anyone know?
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