13 Nov '11, 11am

(TODAY) One fifth of Singapore workers work more than 11 hours a day: survey

SINGAPORE - In Singapore, two out of ten workers, or 19 per cent of the workforce, put in more than eleven hours of work a day. That's not only above the global average - of 1 in ten - but the highest proportion in the world. This is according to global survey findings from Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, canvassing the opinions of over 12,000 business people in 85 countries. Mr William Willems, regional vice-President, Regus, Asia-Pacific, said "this study finds a clear blurring of the line between work and home". He added: "In Singapore, where the National Institute For Occupational Mental Health reports that a quarter of workers view their job as the number one cause of stress, the long-term effects of this over-work could be damaging both to workers' health and to overall productivity." The study also found that half of workers in Singapore ...

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