Sickies damaging British economy

By Paul Hemsley At the 2012 Health and Productivity Management Congress in Sydney, Dame Carol Black issued a new prescription for the UK health system that aims to treat workplace absence from illness and its economic side effects. Australians may claim the institution of the ‘sickie’ as their own, but it’s an international malady that […]

Smoke blown out of public contracts

By Paul Hemsley The Australian workplace institution of the ‘smoko’ is set to be stubbed out for contract workers on government jobs. Clauses that ban smoking in government tender contracts are now being gradually introduced across the public sector, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) says. The move to extinguish the carcinogenic addiction in […]


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