Public sector workers 'more likely to be off sick'

30-12-2008

Public sector workers 'more likely to be off sick'
Employees in the public sector are more likely to take time off than those working in the private sector, an investigation has discovered.

The Irish Independent surveyed 60 public sector bodies and found that 47 of these have higher absenteeism rates than the national average for the private sector.

It was found that porters, carers, cleaners and caterers lost eight per cent of their working year to sick leave.

This is compared to the average private sector firm which loses 3.5 per cent to both certified and uncertified sick leave.

Sean McGrath, human resources director of the Health and Safety Executive, has previously warned that work practices must be changed to reduce absenteeism and cut pay costs.

In related news, System Concepts recently claimed that employees who exercise regularly are less likely to be off sick.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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