End of the mandatory “minimum number of days” for teleworking from Tuesday evening

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August 30, 2021

There will no longer be a “minimum number of days” of teleworking required by the state in companies from Tuesday evening, Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne said on BFM TV on Monday.

A man teleworks from his home in Vertou, during the first confinement, May 14, 2020. – AFP / Archives

The unions and employers want “all that we give back the hand to companies to set the rules for teleworking, that we no longer have a minimum number of days, that’s what we are going to do” she explained. A new protocol will be published “tomorrow evening” (Tuesday), which will allow “the management of the company, in discussion with employee representatives, to define the rules for teleworking”.

On June 9, the rules surrounding teleworking were relaxed, a new protocol allowing companies to bring their employees back to the office several days a week, while recommending that a “minimum number of days” be set “in the social dialogue “.

The government polled employers’ and labor organizations last week. Asked by AFP, the CGT had said its wish that telework “comes within a regular framework, that it be the subject of agreements”.

“It cannot be managed by the State by means of the sanitary protocol. We must move from a measure of pandemic management to a measure of work organization, through negotiated agreements in the branches and companies, “said Fabrice Angei, member of the Confederal Bureau of the CGT.

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