Sickness rate soars among NI police

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Sickness rate soars among NI policeOn 1 Nov 2002 in Police, Personnel Today Northern Ireland’s police service has seen sickness absence soar in the wakeof a surge in sectarian violence that has stretched its resources to the limit.HR director Joe Stewart, in an interview in September with OH’s sisternewspaper Personnel Today, said the service was experiencing high absenteeismrates and that nearly a third (30 per cent) of officers on sick leave hadsuffered an injury while on duty. The service now intends to launch a campaign to examine all cases ofsignificant absenteeism, if necessary redeploying officers from frontlineduties. A report, also published in September, by Tom Constantine, the man appointedas a watchdog to monitor police reform in Northern Ireland, highlighted thehigh levels of sick leave among officers as it struggled to deal with sectarianrioting and organised crime. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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