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Flu-like symptoms forcing more workers to stay home, says JEF

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 11:17 AM

The Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) is reporting that about 90 per cent of its members are seeing an increase in absenteeism among their employees because of flu-like symptoms.

JEF president, David Wan, says the Federation recently carried out a survey among its approximately 400 companies.

Wan says respondents indicated that over the past two weeks several workers have had to be sent home because of illness.

He says the situation is affecting productivity in some workplaces but not in a significant way.

The JEF president says employers have taken the initiative to ensure that mosquito breeding sites are eradicated at their business places.

Wan says the Federation has also been encouraging employers to educate workers about chikungunya and ways to protect themselves.

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