§ 19. Mrs. Gilroy
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with trade unions representing public sector organisations to reduce absenteeism rates at work.
§ Mr. Kilfoyle
In developing guidance on managing attendance in the public sector, my officials have worked closely with the TUC, Unison and the Council of Civil Service Unions. This issue was also touched upon in one of my regular meetings with the Council.