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A study showed almost half long-term sickness SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. can be put down to stress.
The nationwide survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that each worker takes 10 sick days per year, up from 9.3 days last year, which costs employers pounds 520 per worker.
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CIPD Center for Innovation in Product Development said: "Our survey suggests that organisations need to do more to tackle stress among their staff." The report comes on the back of a recent disciplinary crackdown by Glasgow City council on regular absentees amongst its 36,000 staff.
Sackings and warnings for absenteeism rocketed by 50 per cent last year as the council took action to stem levels of absence that were at 60 per cent in some departments.
The Scottish Executive recently identified that stress among teachers was increasing and was considering ways of tackling the problem.