35 days ago

Poll: Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?

Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.

New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.

Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?

To read more, click here.

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Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
  • 59.7% Yes, five days is not enough
    59.7% Complete
  • 14.3% No, I never use mine up anyway
    14.3% Complete
  • 25.9% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    25.9% Complete
5716 votes
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How has the shift to level 2 affected you?

The Team Reporter from Dominion Post

Hi neighbours,

The announcement this week that Covid-19 has returned and the resulting shift in alert levels has no doubt disrupted lives again, and affected many of us emotionally and possibly financially.

What impact has the shift to level 2 had on you? Has it impacted your workplace or business? Has it affected your employment? Has it disrupted your plans this week? Have you had to get tested?

For the latest Covid-19 updates, click here.

Stay safe everyone, and take care of yourselves and others.

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