The Courrier report:

There is a “disturbing” variance in sickness rates among top council earners in Courier country, it has been claimed.

A handful of top earners at Angus Council have taken three months’ worth of sick days since 2008/09.

A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the authority holds the worst sickness absence record in Tayside and Fife for top brass earning more than £100,000.

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