Council sick days target set as report highlights stress

Stress was the most common reason for long-term absence from work at Cheshire East Council.
A report on attendance management found that stress was the reson give the most for absences of over 20 days “by a notable margin”, but added that it was unclear how much of this was work-related.
On Monday, Cheshire East Council’s Staffing Committee met to discuss the report, which set a target of averaging 10 working days’ absence per full-time employee.

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