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BC: TransLink Sick Days 60% Higher Than Private Sector

October 16, 2013
BC: TransLink Sick Days 60% Higher Than Private Sector

The average private sector worker in B.C. takes 7.4 sick days a year. So we asked TransLink (via Freedom of Information) what their sick day numbers were like.

To the surprise of no one, they were much higher – the average TransLink and subsidiary employee took 11.6 sick days last year. That’s 312 person-years lost to sick days – and these numbers don’t include long term disability or unpaid sick days.

To break it down further, here are the average days per year:

 

TransLink Total (All Companies)

2012 – 11.6 days

2011 – 11.2 days

2010 – 9.6 days

 

Coast Mountain Bus Company

2012 – 12.2 days

2011 – 11.9 days

2010 – 10.2 days

 

B.C. Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain)

2012 – 11.9 days

2011 – 10.6 days

2010 – 10.5 days

 

TransLink head office

2012 – 6.8 days

2011 – 5.7 days

2010 – 5.9 days

 

West Coast Express

2012 – 6.4 days

2011 – 3.3 days

2010 – 3.8 days

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