Workers gift £28.3bn to employers

Today is Work Your Proper Hours Day, when we publicise the huge amount of extra surplus value created by the workers in both public and private sectors who work unpaid overtime.
The stats show the extent of the issue:

  • 1.8 billion hours of unpaid overtime every year
  • 5 million workers put in 7.3 unpaid overtime every week
  • Employers get an average value of £5,600 each year from workers doing unpaid overtime
  • Overall employers benefit by £28.3bn annually.
  • If we didn’t work these unpaid hours an extra 1 million full time workers could be employed.

Public sector employees worked 620 million unpaid hours last year, a 3% increase on 2011, as the number of jobs in the sector fell by 100,000. So cuts in public services are being covered up by workers who are pressurised to do more and more to maintain services. Time to bring back overtime bans.

Teachers contribute £7bn worth of unpaid labour and are currently not attending meetings or answering emails outside their directed working hours as part of their current industrial action over pay, conditions and pensions. Similar action could be taken in the rest of the public sector.

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Police fired pepper spray at hundreds of demonstrators in Warsaw as they opposed a court ruling almost completely banning abortion in the country. Demonstrators took to the streets in other towns across the country.
https://www.rt.com/news/504362-poland-abortion-ban-protests/

Cuba develop their Vaccine Soberana, against the Corona Virus; it's development is at the stage of clinical trials, with expectations that the vaccine will be ready for use on the population early in 2021.
http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/wwie-20/ww20-36/ww20-36-07.htm

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http://en.granma.cu/cuba/2020-10-21/the-emergence-of-soberana-1-is-not-a-chance-event

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