The Federation is the second organization to be heard, and they are seeking to coordinate ten legislative projects to change the rules of remote work.
The organization clarified on Wednesday that employers advocated by the Portuguese Business Confederation (CIP) to unilaterally implement telecommuting when they are sick only target healthy workers in epidemics or other conditions such as Legionnaires’ disease.
“This is not about telecommuting for people who are sick. It’s about telecommuting for healthy people so that they don’t risk getting sick,” explained Nuno Biscaya of the CIP Legal Department this afternoon. The committee’s work representatives listened to them. Views. Labor and Social Security Organization, which is seeking to integrate more than a dozen legislative projects proposed by various parties to change the rules of remote working in the labor law.
After this clarification, in the opinion sent by the organization to PS and PSD, CIP and PCP Deputy Diana Ferreira (Diana Ferreira) together defended the possibility of employers implementing telecommuting in the event of illness and business crisis. Consider using the term “disease” in the recommendations made by the Employers’ Federation as “too broad”.
“We put disease and pandemic in the same paragraph, but we naturally refer to disease situations in the context of pandemics or other broad-spectrum diseases. Veterans are not exactly pandemics, but it is recommended in certain workplaces They can’t be the workers’ CIP leaders to give examples, even in the workplace within the same facility, in adjacent departments,” and pointed out that what the organization defends is that enforcement may only occur under “force majeure or force majeure situations,” Avoid situations that are “or unpredictable”.
In the case of a business crisis, the parliament gave an example of the destruction of company facilities.
However, CIP is the second organization to be represented after the CGTP, but it stated that it defends remote work as a rule between the two parties and insists on submitting this agreement to collective bargaining between workers and employers Or personal negotiation.
For the rest, in fact, the federation argued that the partners of the Standing Committee of Social Dialogue should be able to reach an agreement on legislative changes to telecommuting rules, rather than let the parliament take the initiative. CIP requires “space” for the social partners to show “something stable enough”.
The position of the organization conflicts with those of the left-wing group and the PCP. José Zuero, a member of the group, criticized the “constitutional subversion” that wanted to centralize the social assembly. He said it “does not replace democratic sovereignty.” Diana Ferreira from PCP also defended the role of “social cohesion” as “not to be exaggerated.”
In addition, the organization also stated that it still has not seen a solution to the dilemma of opposing workers’ privacy and the right to exercise power, as well as the employer’s right to direct. That is, in terms of schedule control, the representative hopes to exclude the possibility of employers using intrusive software.
In addition to CIP and CGTP, representatives of the Working Group of the Labor and Social Security Committee also intend to listen to the opinions of other partners of the Standing Committee of Social Dialogue and the Federation of Civil Service Unions (Frente Comum and Fesap). ), the Working Conditions Administration and the Labor and Employment Equality Commission. The delegates’ goal is to conclude a round of hearings at the end of July.