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NI Civil Service sickness levels plummet during coronavirus pandemic

Working from home leads to 31% fall, sparking calls for rethink within organisation

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The Department of Finance said it was too early to say whether the trend for home-working was helping address absenteeism

The Department of Finance said it was too early to say whether the trend for home-working was helping address absenteeism

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The Department of Finance said it was too early to say whether the trend for home-working was helping address absenteeism

Sick leave in the Northern Ireland Civil Service has fallen by more than 30% after staff started working from home.

Most employees in Stormont departments have been out of the office since March because of the Covid crisis.

And it has coincided with a significant drop in absenteeism.


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