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"Right to work from home"? Heil gives Union defeat - Labor Minister hopes for a compromise

2020-11-27T10:01:17.754Z

Hubertus Heil (SPD) has moved away from his legal right to home office. The Federal Minister of Labor is giving in to the dispute with the Union - companies should like that.



Hubertus Heil (SPD) has moved away from his legal right to home office.

The Federal Minister of Labor is giving in to the dispute with the Union - companies should like that.

  • Due to the

    coronavirus *

    there are currently many employees working from

    home.

  • Labor Minister

    Hubertus Heil

    from the

    SPD

    is planning legal regulations for the home office.

  • The proposal is now off the table, and companies in particular benefit from it.

Berlin - “My suggestion is: let's at least decide together on a modern framework for mobile work.

My aim is to get ahead. ”Labor Minister

Hubertus Heil

from the SPD

found these words

.

His plans for a legal right to work from home were rejected by the Union.

Heil demanded a 24-day home office a year.

However

, Heil wants to continue to adhere to

new regulations for occupational safety in the

home office

.

Regulations for the home office - Labor Minister Heil calls for a law for employees

"I want to strengthen the back of people who want to work mobile and who can also work mobile," Heil told the

Rheinische Post

.

He hopes that working time will be recorded when working from home on the

move

.

The Minister of Labor would like to introduce “that even in the home office it is sometimes time to end the workday.” The trigger for this is the mixing of work and private life in the home office.

According to a study by the TU Chemnitz, a quarter of all Germans have problems working from home.

60 percent of respondents said that the line between work and private life is blurring.

#Home office: Every fourth person feels burdened by the fluid boundaries between work and private life.

# TUChemnitz-Prof.

Dr.

B. @myo examined the effects of the #corona pandemic on the work-life relationship: https://t.co/rmQVwmHSwg.

via @TK_Presse @IFBG_BGM pic.twitter.com/YlXgR6nJtU

- TU Chemnitz (@TUChemnitz) November 18, 2020

The Union remains tough: "I have no sympathy for legal claims that only benefit a few employees,"

Peter Altmaier

told

Bild am Sonntag

.

CDU *

and

CSU *

want to leave the regulations for home office to the company and not intervene as a state.

"The legislature should not make everything binding with regulations," said Federal Finance Minister Altmaier.

According to the Union, numerous industries cannot work from home and for the industries concerned there are usually internal rules regarding mobile work.

Therefore, only the EU rule should apply, according to which a maximum of 48 hours can be worked in a week.

Homoffice regulated by law - proposal by Labor Minister Heil met with criticism

+

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil from the SPD.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa / dpa-Pool

Employees who

have

problems with the separation between work and private life in the home office should not like that.

SPD * Labor Minister

Hubertus Heil continues to

plead for a regulation for mobile working.

“That's why I stick to my proposals for a modern legal framework.

I will then at least the right of employees to talk about possibilities of mobile working with the supervisors' criticisms were promptly on the part of.

Union

: "Many center stand currently struggling to survive, and new editions are the last thing they use to" Carsten Linnemann told the dpa news agency.

(tko) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.

List of rubric lists: © Kay Nietfeld / dpa / dpa-Pool

Source: merkur

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