More than 50 percent of unionized workers in Japan work an average of 29.6 hours overtime per month without pay, according to a survey conducted by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) and released Saturday.

Rengo, Japan’s largest labor union group, compiled the data from 23,000 unionized workers who responded to a survey on overtime in June last year. Rengo tallied 44,000 unionized workers nationwide.

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