January 23, 2022

recourse to teleworking did not progress much at the beginning of January, which the Ministry of Labor deplores

The Ministry of Labor ruled Tuesday that these results are “not up to the health situation”.

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Faced with the galloping Omicron variant, the workplace health protocol provides that employers “a minimum number of three days of teleworking per week, for positions which allow it”, number which can be increased to 4 days per week. And yet, the use of telework did not progress significantly at the beginning of January, according to an interactive Harris poll conducted for the Ministry of Labor, which ruled, Tuesday, January 11, that these results are not “not up to the health situation”.

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During the week of January 3-9, the share of teleworkers remained relatively stable compared to mid-December. Among those who have worked, 29% have teleworked at least partially (compared to 30% the week of December 13 to 19), and among those who can easily telework, 60% have teleworked at least partially (58% in mid-December).

In Ile-de-France, teleworking has increased more: 69% of workers who can easily telework have done so, against 62% in mid-December. The number of days teleworked nevertheless increased slightly among workers who declared working remotely, going from 3 days on average in mid-December to 3.3 days.

In view of these figures, the Ministry of Labor defends the relevance of the administrative fines provided for by the bill establishing the vaccination pass (up to 1,000 euros per employee in the event of non-compliance with health instructions), arguing “that we cannot compromise with the protection of the health of employees”.