In the Media

Call to cut prison staff sick pay

PUBLISHED January 18, 2005

Prison staff should not be paid for the first three days they are off work through illness, a group of MPs says.

In 2002/3, sick leave among prison staff in England and Wales cost the taxpayer £80m.
Employees took an average of 14.7 days off through ill health, with more than a fifth taking 11 days or more.