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Sick days taken by UK workers has fallen, says CBI

 

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Sick days taken by UK workers has fallen, says CBI

The average UK worker took 6.4 days off through sickness last year, the lowest number since 1987, a survey by the CBI suggests.

This compares with 6.7 days in 2007, the last year surveyed.

A small improvement in public-sector absence rate, which is much higher than the private-sector rate, helped to explain the drop, the CBI said.  More …