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Workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU according to new TUC analysis 

Makbool Javaid
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A new analysis by the TUC shows that workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU. Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year. The TUC says that Britain’s “long-hours culture” is not having a positive impact on productivity, e.g. full-time employees in Germany work 1.8 hours a week less than those in the UK but are 14.6% more productive and in Denmark – the EU country with the shortest hours – workers put in over four hours less than UK workers, but productivity in Denmark is 23.5% higher.


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