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Calling in Sick: Comparing Days Away from Work

This report compares sick day policies of public and private sector workers.

On average, government employees take five more sick, disability and personal days than other Canadians per year, costing $3.5 billion of taxpayer money, raising serious concerns that generous public policies are being abused and treated as pure entitlements.

This report recommends that public sector sick day provisions be aligned with private sector ones, and that government eliminate cash payouts for unused sick days, as well as sick day “banking” where unused days are carried over year to year.


December 4, 2012

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