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The Government has agreed to delink the teleworking of the conciliation, as such, and as proposed by the unions, with the aim of avoiding that end up being used as a form of perpetuation of the roles of parenting and care about women. At the meeting of the social dialogue table held this afternoon, the secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez-Rey, has presented to the leaders of the trade unions CCOO and UGT and the employer organisations CEOE and Cepyme a document outlining their previous proposals, to which have been added other new ones.

The Ministry of Labour has committed to submitting a new document to the table and to maintain expected an upcoming meeting this week, according to sources.

The secretary of Political Union UGT, Gonzalo Pino, has explained to Efe that the proposal presented today by the Government included some requests of trade unions, as the elimination of those articles that “did think that telework was aimed at the woman” . This is the case of the preference of this form of work during the period of care-feeding, an endpoint that has been deleted, as well as in the case of those under the care of dependents who “usually falls on women.”

The idea, says Pine, is that the rule set conditions, and the responsibility to bear the costs of telework, which must be voluntary, and “then it will be the collective bargaining that will develop”.

Also, the confederal secretary of the Youth and the New Realities of Work of CCOO, Carlos Gutierrez, has indicated that the social dialogue progresses “reasonable” and added that the Government has collected approaches of employers and unions, so that, although missing for close “discrepancies”, it shows “optimistic” about the possibility of reaching an agreement.

A voluntary possibility,

Some of the missing points to be determined now is the right of workers to remote work and its voluntariness, as well as to avoid the interpretation of telework as conciliation, of way to regulate this form of distance work and posteri tools for settlement within the same, he has stated Pine.

In turn, has indicated that there are specific what is the job regular and irregular to give legal certainty and that the priority of telework is limited to those employees who want to voluntarily link to it in equality of conditions (in the draft is aimed at people with dependent care or with breastfeeding).

the intention of The Government is to have list as soon as possible to the standard for the regulation of the telework in the case of going back to a situation similar to that of the past few months with the pandemic of the Covid-19, with a working distance “forced” instead of “volunteer”.

Both UGT CC.OO. they claim that telework is a voluntary; that businesses put the necessary means so that their employees can work from their houses and are compensated financially for the costs of the work to people who teletrabajan , among others.

Criticism of the employer

For his part, CEOE after the first meeting he called “unbalanced” the text of the draft Law on Remote Work, submitted by the Ministry of Work and Social Economy, to public information, whereas in approach “erratic” and “section of the” reality of the Spanish productive fabric and of the needs of businesses and workers.

The employer criticized that conceive the text to the margin of the social dialogue, the reproach that they also conducted the trade unions, and warned that “far from promoting with warranties the use of this form of work organisation could create a disincentive for its implementation in Spain and slow down your consolidation” because the approach does not provide the “trust and safety” is necessary to generate investments and jobs.