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Managing Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

The NASUWT National Health and Safety at Work Committee has produced a Managing Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure.

A commentary version of the model policy that provides background information that NASUWT secretaries will find helpful when seeking to negotiate implementation of this policy will be available once the outcome of the Coalition Government's consultation on 'Modern Workplaces' is known. The consultation includes proposals to amend the Working Time Regulations in light of decisions made by the European Courts. These changes, if implemented, would restrict to 20 days the amount of annual leave that can be carried over to the next annual leave year when a worker has been unable to take annual leave due to sickness absence. 

The Model Policy can, following login, be accessed by National Executive Members, Secretaries, Local Officers and Workplace Representatives. 

The Word document versions can be downloaded and edited for your own purposes.

England and Wales

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure with commentary (PDF 92KB)

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure (MS Word 21KB)

Scotland

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure with commentary (PDF 56 KB)

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure (MS Word 82KB)

Northern Ireland

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure with commentary (PDF 54KB)

Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure (MS Word 57KB)

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Model Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure