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Telework: the government does not question the possibility of coming to the office one day a week


INFO LE PARISIEN. The Ministry of Labor tells us: it does not plan to touch the valve, which allows teleworkers to

It's a general rallying cry.

The scenario of a removal of the so-called "valve" day granted since January to employees working from home and who crack a little, worries at the highest point in companies.

Are we going again towards a general turn of the screw, a strict application of teleworking as during the first confinement?

As of last weekend, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux the president of Medef lit the warnings: “Reconfining what does that mean compared to what we have today?

We could make telework compulsory.

I am not in favor of it, ”he declared on LCI.

“We can clearly see the limit of the exercise.

It is extremely difficult in many companies to ensure that people respect the four days out of five minimum ”in telework, he added.

At Medef, we are also working to remind people that "it is not in companies that we contaminate ourselves the most".

According to a survey conducted by the Institut Pasteur, out of 45% of people who answer that they know where they have been infected, 15% mention the possibility of an office colleague.

In the union of executives, the music is not very different: "Whether the executive agrees or not, the employees need a

valve today

, otherwise it will end in a work stoppage at the expense of the insurance. disease.


And the CFE-CGC calls to shine the spotlight elsewhere: “Teleworking concerns around 30% of employees, it is the tree that hides the forest.

This does not solve everything, far from it.


3.4 days of remote work

The question of "psychological disorders" linked to teleworking precisely concerns the services of Elisabeth Borne.

Two indicators flash in the latest survey that the Ministry of Labor conducts regularly to take the pulse of teleworking in companies.

Those concerning the isolation of employees and the anxiety linked to teleworking each took four more points between January and March.

“We are particularly vigilant there.

This is why we do not plan to touch the valve day ", says the Ministry of Labor, taking care to recall that the" rule of teleworking for those whose tasks allow it is five days ".

One of the mantras of the fight against Covid in business hammered out by the Minister of Labor at each turn of the sanitary screw.

Before tackling the “valve day”, other room for maneuver still exists: 35% of workers who could telecommute and still do not do so;

As for the number of days of remote work, from 3.7 days on average last November they fell to 3.4 in March.

Source: leparis

All business articles on 2021-03-30

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