Wednesday, 27 April 2011

£9BN public sector sick pay bill

FRESH anger at the culture of absenteeism in Britain’s bloated public sector erupted last night after it was revealed that state employees take an average of more than 12 days off sick every year.

New figures showed that civil servants, teachers, nurses and other public sector staff take 20 per cent more unscheduled days absent than their counterparts in the private sector, costing taxpayers nearly £9billion annually.

 [A contractor makes a comment beneath the article " was widely accepted that a set amount of 'sick leave' was taken each year. I frequently heard people saying they had unused 'sick leave' they needed to use up!"]

My comment: Whether they like it or not anyone who has ever worked in the public sector knows that is true. 

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