When broken down by industry, the financial and insurance services sector saw the highest rates of sickies
in the north west.
A third of sickies
were pulled because workers were simply too tired to get out of bed.
The medical association (PIS) on Tuesday urged authorities to co-operate to stamp out sickies
in the public sector, asking for suspicious cases to be referred to them for investigation.
'COST BUSINESS-|ES PS9BN A YEAR' Hangovers are the most common reasons why people pull a "sickie
", according to research by PWC.
THE North East has been shamed in a survey which claims workers pull more sickies
than anywhere else after Christmas parties.
A POLICE chief has warned officers that taking sickies
because they have a hangover is not acceptable.
Men are more likely to take a day off to nurse a sore head - making up 44 percent of sickies
compared to 34 percent in women.
A HEALTH board are to carry out a mass sacking of about 200 staff who were probed for pulling sickies
, pull yourselves together and get back to work.
There needs to be a sick leave system in place which clamps down on costly sickies
Finally, whilst sickies
are currently 'en vogue' in Britain, many of us should beware as the survey reveals over a third (38%) have caught a colleague enjoying a day trip out when they should have been tucked up in bed with a tummy bug
Managers said they suspected workers faked an illness to take a Monday or Friday off work and many employers said there was a link between sickies
and holidays and sporting events.