Two in three workers do unpaid overtime to cope with workload
Two thirds of Irish workers have admitted that they do overtime without pay to cope with their workload.
A new survey by employment law consultancy firm, Peninsula Ireland has revealed an upsurge over the last year in Irish employees working overtime without pay.
The firm pointed out that the current economic recession had accounted for job cuts in many businesses, with remaining employees having to make up the shortfall.
Out of the 934 Irish employees surveyed, some 67pc of Irish workers said they occasionally spend time working evenings and weekends without pay to cope with their workload. The figures are up from 58pc since 2011.
Meanwhile 76pc of Irish employees work an average of up to 65 minutes extra on a monthly basis, up from 52 minutes since last year, with 43pc of Irish workers feeling that their overtime is not acknowledged by their boss.
Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland said today, "There is an ever increasing amount of unpaid overtime work by Irish workers, but yet they get no thanks for it."