The rules on teleworking will be relaxed from January 7 to allow 100% teleworking employees to return to the site one day a week, announced Élisabeth Borne, the Minister of Labor.
“The modalities will be defined within the framework of social dialogue in companies,” she added after a weekly meeting on Covid-19 with employers' and trade union organizations.
This relaxation will only be possible "if the health situation allows it".
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"There will be a second milestone on January 20, also if the health situation allows it: we would give the hand to the social partners to define in the social dialogue a minimum number of working days", she added.
A national agreement signed at the end of November
She recalled that unions (CFDT, FO, CFE-CGC and CFTC, except CGT) and employers (Medef, CPME and U2P) agreed at the end of November to sign a national inter-professional agreement (ANI) on teleworking.
In this context, "it could be entrusted to the employer to define a minimum number of days of teleworking per week", indicated the ministry.
Since the end of October, the corporate health protocol has imposed teleworking as a rule, specifying that it must be “increased to 100% for employees who can perform all of their tasks remotely”.
The health protocol will be updated again "at the beginning of next year, to ensure that the health situation does not show any deterioration", said the minister.
There are no other relaxations planned, according to Élisabeth Borne.