It looks like our public servants are a bunch of skivers, unless – of course – you are a leftie tosser and maintain they are stressed and overworked.
Take your pick.
Whether or not they are as healthy as workers in the private sector may well be arguable, but they are much more likely to take time off when they are (or they profess to be) sick.
The SST tells us the difference in a report today –
Public servants averaged 7.7 sick days each last year, compared with 5.3 days for workers in the private sector.
These figures apparently come from The National Employers’ wage and salary survey, based on interviews of more than 39,000 employees.