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Emails while commuting 'should count as work'

Sean Coughlan

BBC News, education correspondent

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Commuters are so regularly using travel time for work emails that their journeys should be counted as part of the working day, researchers say.

Wider access to wi-fi on trains and the spread of mobile phones has extended the working day, a study from the University of the West of England says.

The study examined 5,000 rail passengers on commuter routes into London as wi-fi became more available.

"I am a busy mum and I rely on that time," one commuter told researchers.

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