UK absenteeism down

Absenteeism among UK workers is falling, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry. The average manual worker took 9.2 days sick leave in 1999, down from 9.4 days in 1998 and 12.1 days in 1989. The UK has one of the lowest levels of worker absence in the European Union.

Absenteeism among UK workers is falling, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry. The average manual worker took 9.2 days sick leave in 1999, down from 9.4 days in 1998 and 12.1 days in 1989. The UK has one of the lowest levels of worker absence in the European Union.