Train drivers have lowest sick absence

12 April 2010

A report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that train drivers have the lowest rate of sickness absence in the UK. ‘Let’s not have any maverick managers complaining about our attendance after this evidence,’ said general secretary Keith Norman.

Using data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the ONS found that sickness absence rates vary hugely between occupations.

The highest levels of sickness absence are customer services, the textile and garment trade, administrative jobs, design associate professionals and elementary construction occupations.

The lowest recorded levels are in protective services, sports occupations, printing jobs, legal professionals and finally transport associate professionals – which means us.

The full report can be found at 

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/11_08/downloads/ELMR_Nov08_Leaker.pdf

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