South Scotland

Scottish Borders Council sick leave levels increase

The number of days lost through sickness absence at Scottish Borders Council over a 12-month period has shown a marked increase.

Audit Scotland figures for 2012/13 showed a rise for non-teaching staff of 10% compared with the year before.

It equates to more than 11 days lost per employee over the year.

The total number of days lost due to teachers being sick has gone up by more than 20% although the number of days missed per worker is 7.5.

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