Mar 29, 2016
By Dave Woodard
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.