With workers increasingly feeling the pressure to commit to longer hours with little or no pay rises it’s important to remember the advances in workers rights which were so hard fought for throughout the 20th century. Tomorrow (Wednesday 24th September) is Go Home On Time Day, a day where workers are encouraged to make a point, together, and not partake in unpaid overtime. York TUC has supported this campaign in the past because we feel that unpaid overtime is the silent contributor to the erosion of family budgets. Cuts to welfare, pay, free healthcare and the rising cost of living are already more than enough to contend with.
For more information on Go Home On Time Day, see http://gohomeontimeday.com. Tweet us with what you will be doing after work with the hashtag #GHOTD!