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Calling in Sick: Comparing Days Away from Work

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December 2012
Queenie Wong, Senior Research Analyst

 

Why are public sector workers taking more sick days than everyone else? A new report from CFIB shows that government employees take 5 more sick, disability and personal days per year than other Canadians, at a cost of up to $3.5 billion.

The report, entitled Calling in Sick, compares sick, disability and personal days taken by employees in the private and public sectors, and shows that, on average, public sector workers take 12.9 days, compared to 8.2 days in the private sector.

See the report for more details.

 

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