ONS research: Managers and senior staff not paid for overtime

Full-time managers and senior staff work 7.6 hours per week more than they are paid, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

By comparing data from the Annual survey of hours and earnings, which looks at paid hours, and the Labour force survey, which collects data on total hours worked, the ONS found that managers and senior staff are paid for 38.5 hours a week, but actually work 46.2 hours.

In contrast, process, plant and machine operatives, and workers in elementary occupations, regarded as the lowest-skilled jobs, work paid hours of 44.2 and 41.4 hours respectively, but have little gap between their paid and total hours.

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