Netherlands - Substantial unpaid overtime found - August 31, 2017

The research institute TNO, commissioned by trade union FNV, published a report on unpaid overtime. One of the conclusion is that employees work, on average, three hours in unpaid overtime. The FNV reacted on the findings and said that employers receive an annual €20bn ‘gift’ from their staff in the form of unpaid overtime. If unpaid overtime work carried out by the seven million employed in the country was converted into full-time jobs, unemployment would be cut by half.

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