Single women do most unpaid overtime

Single women in their thirties do most unpaid overtime

It seems the hard-grafting Bridget Jones’s of the Nineties still live on in the Noughties with news that single women in their thirties do the most unpaid overtime.

A new study by the TUC has revealed that women with children are more likely to leave work on time to get home to their families, even when both parents work full time.

Meanwhile, nearly one if four women in their thirties ? or 39% – do unpaid overtime, compared to 26% of men in the same age range. The number of mothers doing unpaid overtime stands at 17%.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC said: ‘Women who want to get on at work need to put in longer hours than anyone else, but as soon as they have children they no longer have that option.’

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