NDP calls for more long weekends

Ontario NDP promises two more statutory holidays if elected
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/04/2003

T

he “Friday flu” seems to affect young workers more than older workers, according to a new study by Orbitz, an airline-owned travel company.

The study found about one in five people admit to calling in sick to have a three-day weekend. Younger workers, those aged 18 to 34, were more likely than older colleagues to take a sick day when they didn’t need it. About 32 per cent in that age group admitted to faking sickness to take a day off.