Cookstown council staff have lowest number of sick days

Cookstown is 'Looking Good Looking Great' as it picked up 'Best Kept Medium Town' at the Northern Ireland Amenity Council Awards 2014.

Cookstown is 'Looking Good Looking Great' as it picked up 'Best Kept Medium Town' at the Northern Ireland Amenity Council Awards 2014.

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Cookstown council has the lowest rate of sick-days among employees a report has revealed.

According to the Local Government Auditor,

The auditor also raised concern about the impact restructuring was potentially having on absentee rates in councils.

She noted that absenteeism rates, which had been gradually decreasing in recent years, experienced an upward spike again last year, when rates increased by 15%.

The highest absence rate is in Carrickfergus Borough Council with 17.2 days.