Britons find their jobs more stressful, precarious and demanding than ever before, according to an extensive poll of experiences of the workplace published exclusively in The Independent on Sunday.
Two thirds of employed people say that the amount of work they are expected to do has grown over the past few years, and more than a third are expected to do unpaid overtime, YouGov polling for the TUC found.
One in five says they have seen at least one person sacked or made redundant without good reason.
Only a third of us report looking forward to going to work, the rest are either ambivalent or dread it. And despite the coalition’s attempts to make the workplace more family-friendly through childcare and parental leave measures, a quarter of people still feel there is not enough flexibility in their jobs to balance work and the rest of their life