June 30, 2022

the government does not currently plan to call for a massive use of teleworking

According to the latest data from the Dares, 21% of employees have been teleworking for at least one day during the month of September.

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Barring a disaster, winter should not be placed under the sign of videoconferences. “We do not plan today to strengthen the rules on teleworking”, said the Ministry of Labor, Thursday 18 November, arguing that “the situation is not the same as last spring”, with “today 90% of adults who are vaccinated”. As France faces the fifth wave of the epidemic of Covid-19, the ministry also highlights the “strict health protocol that applies in the workplace, with the wearing of a mask compulsory in all closed and shared work spaces as well as the respect of barrier gestures”.

In an interview with L’Opinion, the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, spoke on Thursday of a protocol “demanding”, lamenting “a certain relaxation in recent months, in particular on the wearing of the mask”. “Everyone needs to get back on track”, she insisted, adding that the controls of the Labor Inspectorate would be strengthened on compliance with the protocol.

Since September, this reference document to ensure the health and safety of employees and the pursuit of economic activity in the face of Covid-19 no longer provides for a minimum day of teleworking. He predicts that “the employers set, within the framework of the local social dialogue, the methods of appeal” telecommuting.

According to the latest data from the Dares, 21% of employees have been teleworking for at least one day during the month of September. Only 8% of employees concerned by telework have teleworked every day of the week (ie 2% of all employees). Companies which impose at least one day of teleworking per week now represent only 10% of employees (after 19% at the end of August).