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The public sector and their sickies: Is it us or them?

The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker.

Why?

Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave.

But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true…

Click PLAY above to hear the discussion with Steve Smith, head of national workplace relations at the Australian Industry Group

“It’s certainly a surprising comment for employers in the private sector to hear,” Mr Smith said.

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