TEACHERS' SICK DAYS COST PROVINCE $1 BILLION

Mar 29, 2016

By Dave Woodard

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A report in today’s Globe and Mail says Ontario teachers’ sick days cost school boards nearly 1 billion dollars last year.

The not-for-profit group School Boards Co-operative Inc. calculated the cost and found the average number of sick days teachers and education workers took last year was higher than 4 years prior.

But Premier Kathleen Wynne maintains it’s still a net gain for the province when you compare it to before 2012 – when teachers could bank unused sick days.

The report says Ontario teachers took an average of more than 10 sick days each last year, up from nearly 9 days before they lost the ability to bank their sick time.

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