Sweden - Union critical about working time - January 01, 2017

A report based on figures from the office Statistics Sweden and trade union Unionen has shed light on how much time workers actually spend at work, suggesting that more than one out of six Swedes on average clock up more than 6.2 hours of overtime per week. Rules for paid overtime are usually regulated in union agreements with workplaces, or in workers' individual contracts, however many don't actually write down their hours because they do not want to be seen as slow at getting the job done or not hard-working, says Unionen. In Stockholm, more than a third of those who work overtime do not get paid for it.



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