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Most Belgians work overtime

12 May 2004

BRUSSELS – Over two thirds of Belgians regularly put in extra hours at work, it was reported on Wednesday.

According to a study by human resources experts SD Work, 67 percent of Belgians work longer than the legal minimum number of hours they are required to each week.

Only 33 percent of the sample of 3,000 workers questioned said they never work overtime.

The average Belgian worker puts in an extra two hours a week, the survey found.

But if the SD Work study is to believed, the country’s real workaholics are Belgium’s employers.

Bosses put in an average of five extra hours a week or 230 hours a year.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news