Public sector sick leave entitlements to be halved

A Labour Court recommendation will see sick leave entitlements in the public sector halved.

19th July, 2012

A Labour Court recommendation will see sick leave entitlements in the public sector halved.

The new arrangements will halve certified sick leave limits to three months on full pay, followed by three months on half pay in any four-year period. The Labour Court recommended that uncertified sick leave should be limited to seven days in any 24-month period, rather than the current 12 months.

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