Manchester Loses Labor Dispute Over Police Sick Time

MANCHESTER — The state’s Board of Labor Relations has issued a decision siding with the town’s police union over requiring vaccinated officers to use sick time to cover COVID-19 related absences.

The Manchester Police Officers Association filed a complaint in December 2021 alleging that the town violated the Municipal Employee Relations Act by eliminating paid administrative leave for employees affected by COVID-19, that was known as “COVID Time.”

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