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06-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Not really a shock, I know quite a few people who work for the gov. and they talk about how there are people that make sure they use their sick days every year. Something needs to be changed, because this is a massive waste.
A confidential government report obtained by CBC News reveals federal workers have been booking off sick in record numbers, costing Canadian taxpayers more than $1 billion a year in lost wages alone.
The internal Treasury Board report indicates federal public servants are staying home an average of 18 working days a year, or almost a full month off the job.
The Harper government has announced it is cutting about 19,500 jobs across the federal public service over the next three years — coincidentally, almost exactly the number of federal workers off sick on any given day.
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