The face-to-face meeting will discuss the first three chapters of the “Green Paper on the Future of Labor”, focusing on “Employment, New Ways of Providing Jobs and Labor Relations”, “Technological Diversity, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms” and “Privacy” And “data protection”.
The government and social partners will meet on Wednesday to discuss the “Green Paper on the Future of Labor”, but this meeting will be held in person.
At the request of the Office of the Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security, the Economic and Social Council (CES) issued subpoenas to employers and trade union federations as usual, and mentioned that “face-to-face meetings are held at designated locations”.
Since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, until March 2020, most meetings of the Standing Committee for Social Coordination (CPCS) have been conducted through video conferences, and the few held in person in Palácioda Ajuda to ensure hygiene distance.
The next CPCS meeting will include the debates on the first three chapters of the “Green Paper on the Future of Labor” as its agenda. These debates specifically focus on “employment, new ways of providing jobs and labor relations”, “technical diversity, artificially made.” “Intelligence and Algorithms” and “Privacy and Data Protection”.
The government submitted the “Green Paper on the Future of Labor” to the social partners on March 31.
According to the documents that will be the basis for the supervision of the new form of work, whether workers have reached an agreement with their employers, the situation in which workers can choose to work remotely must be expanded and should include public administration.
The author believes that legislation should “in the form of all or part of the employer’s remote work, expand the situation in which workers have the right to conduct remote work independently of the employer”, and the measure must take into account the situation within the scope of the following: promotion of work and personal harmony Reconciliation between family life and “in the case of a disability or incapacity”.
However, according to the documents sent to the partners, the telecommuting regulations must be deepened “under the protection of the basic principles of agreement between employers and workers.”
He said that the telecommuting system should be applied to public administration departments, and its potential should be used to “establish jobs outside of large urban centers, that is, areas with low population density.”
Regarding the supervision of work on digital platforms such as Uber or Glovo, the author suggests that “a labor presumption should be created for these workers,” and also that “a payment and tax system that adapts to this new reality.”
The other main idea envisioned in the “Green Paper” is to “adapt the social security system to new ways of providing jobs.”