Sick leave by public servants:
two and a half times the
private sector rate.
Stress and depression among the
Experts say these are signs of a
On the bargaining table, between the
unions and the government:
a proposal to reduce sick leave allowances.
No one thinks it will cure the
but all agree it will quickly bury the
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)