Thursday 21 September 2017

Please give us a break -- on 42 days off in a year

SENIOR officials of city and county councils enjoy annual holidays of up to 42 days. The average for senior management in the private sector is 25 days. But there is a more striking anomaly within the local government system itself. At the lower end of the pecking order, annual leave may consist of only 20 days.

Can anyone lay his hand on his heart and say that the manager of a small county has a harder row to hoe than the manager of a substantial business, or a skilled worker in either the public or the private sector?

Clearly we are looking at another case -- one of many -- of unwarranted privilege.

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