Teachers work more overtime than any other professionals, analysis finds

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”…

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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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Comments

  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove It’s nice to have this confirmed but its source means that it will be roundly ignored by MPs and the stays quo maintained

  2. relish_hendy

    SchoolsImprove LeeJasper that’s something all teachers say. Probation officers say. Social workers say. Store middle managers say. ….

  3. HoldHeadUpHigh

    We are always going to be top of the overtime list because our contracts are designed that way. You can’t do the job in the directed 1265hrs.

  4. ForwardPartners

    SchoolsImprove Whatever became of the Worklife Balance promoted through the Remodelling Agenda under the previous government?!

  5. katiecpd

    educationbear Interesting but insufficient info in article to reach any conclusions. What are basic hours assumed by researchers?

  6. katiecpd

    educationbear TUCnews Teachers are worked hard but do all work 50+ hours during maj of holidays? Other professions only 4 weeks holiday.

  7. 5N_Afzal

    Nor_edu SchoolsImprove Which other professions were used for comparison? Doctors, nurses have said for years they work v long hours in

  8. writeandraise

    SchoolsImprove This news was probably not rocket science to most educators in school. Question is, how do we improve this situation? Ideas?

  9. writeandraise

    SchoolsImprove This news was probably not rocket science to most educators in school. Question is, how do we improve this situation? Ideas?

  10. terryfish

    SchoolsImprove What happened to NickyMorgan01 ‘s promise to publish her report and actually do something about this?

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