- 30 Dec 2014 8:00 AM
The number of workers taking sick leave dropped from 102,000 on average per day to 54,000 in the eight years to 2013.
The total number of cases when sick pay eligibility was determined fell from 1.252 million in 2005 to 825,000 in 2013, the report said.
Due to new legislation limiting the amount of sick pay, workers could be using their holidays to stay home when ill, or returning to work earlier in fear of losing their jobs, KSH said.
On the other hand the improvement in taking sick leave could be a sign of better health conditions in the population, it said.
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