BBC News - Sick Cardiff council workers face no pay for three days Now reading this article is seems if the powers that be are starting to ignore Statitory Sick Pay, perhaps someone can clarify as I thought that was embodied in Law. Also, no pay rise for three years seems very harsh as well. Perhaps this is a test by the Accountants who seem to run this country as to how far they can push it. Now I know some people take the mick out of sick days, classing it as annual leave, but there will be people who are ill coming to work and, spreading their germs, spending all day on the pan with the squits and getting paid, or potentially not going to the Docs with a life threating condition as they cannot afford to lose the money. Seems like a return to Victorian working standards to me so 100 odd years of Unions has been a failure and am almost expecting workhouses to be opening soon. I am just a little concerned that this is the thin end of the wedge. Just like to add I am not, nor have ever been "Left Wing", but if this is worrying me then I am getting worried about what I have missed happening elsewhere.