Despite government controls and demands, telecommuting is still not the norm in many companies. However, the workplace is one of the main places of contamination.
The employers warned: they are neither in favor of compulsory teleworking, nor the elimination of the face-to-face day per week, described as ” valve day »By Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, head of Medef. On LCI, he fears that a reconfinement will create ” ravages On the mental health of employees, if it lasted more than three weeks. ” It is extremely difficult in many companies to ensure that people respect the four days out of five minimum by teleworking He adds. Faced with the resurgence of the epidemic and the exasperating slowness of the vaccination campaign, the government could announce new restriction measures.
There is no question of making telework compulsory yet. But the Ministry of Labor is putting pressure on companies in this direction. Since Friday, the controls of the labor inspectorate will intensify: 24,000 controls have taken place since the beginning of the year, causing 34 formal notices. It is not much, but in 9 out of 10 cases, changes were made to the organization of work in the company. In addition, a new protocol was issued last week to strengthen teleworking. The government could take sanctions against recalcitrant companies.
Shake up the organization of work
A third of employees who can work from home do not, according to a study. This is where the government wants to act, even if it means disrupting the organization of work in many companies. Elisabeth Borne, the Minister of Labor, admits that ” considerable efforts »Have been asked of companies and employees since the outbreak of the health crisis. But she recalls that working at home is effective in combating contamination.