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

Published 05/04/2011 | 07:23

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.

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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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