Weekly Roundup, 8th August 2017

Weekly Roundup, 8th August 2017

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  1. Avatar Bryan Matthew says:

    Mike- on the issue of sick pay, I doubt if there is such a need for Macron’s idea this side of the channel. The level of sick absence amongst both the public and private sector in the UK is at the lowest since modern records began (25 years or so), whilst those in France are well over 17% – in the UK it is just over 2%!

    Much has changed in recent years in the UK -sickness levels in the public sector for example is 50% lower than 10 years ago and is not really seen as a significant factor .

    The truth I suspect is that in France sickness levels are an issue -but not here

  2. Avatar Bryan Matthew says:

    But as an ex GP I would argue what do you do if you are not paid for the first day, are ill and cannot afford to lose that money? It would probably lead to issues that the likes of Boots and other companies have encountered (you don’t get paid for the first 3 days with them) where people who are ill come to work because they cannot afford to lose the money. The outcome is the danger of passing their infection to others -which helps nobody, apart from making more of the workforce sicker.

    In my experience, good working conditions which includes full sick pay from day 1 is more likely to lead to a healthier and more engaged group of employees.

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Weekly Roundup, 8th August 2017

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