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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Biden opposed moves to rebuild Afghanistan, advising a policy of fighting terrorism in the country. He also opposed withdrawal of US troops, which Trump carried out.
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/biden’s-comments-rile-afghans-internationals

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden's regime will hold on to enclaves in the North East and work alongside Turkish invaders, continuing sanctions against the Syrian government. In general, Biden wants US global leadership, which he sees as being diminished by Trump's inconsistencies.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/limited-and-constrained-the-biden-administration-and-the-prospects-of-a-syria-policy/

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden intends to have tighter sanctions on DPRK, and to have stricter preconditions with respect to engaging on talks. The Democrat's president also intends to strengthen an alliance against North Korea. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-northkorea-analysi/biden-on-north-korea-fewer-summits-tighter-sanctions-same-standoff-idUSKBN25G2QO

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Donald Trump impeached for inciting insurrection.
https://youtu.be/tpym-vAH8OQ
The USA is run by an oligarchy of the mega-rich, who will maintain their power, through political, economic, propagandist legal and military means. They do so at home and around the world.

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