Toronto: More than 1,600 city employees on long-term disability

On average, these employees have been off work and covered by LTD for six-and-a-half years, with a sizable 23% of them on LTD for more than 10 years.

The departments with the highest LTD rates may be surprising. Long-term care homes have 178 staff on LTD with employment and social services (welfare) close behind at 124 individuals.

The statistics provided through the city’s human resources department shows that 51 city employees have been on LTD for more than 20 years and one between 30 and 35 years.

At the TTC, 57 staffers have been on LTD for 10 years or more. At the TPS, that number is 23.

Mayor John Tory told the Sun he felt the process the city is following to monitor LTD cases is “reasonable” but he found the magnitude of the numbers “troubling.”

I wonder how this stacks up… oh never mind