Montero says there are only drafts on teleworking and consensus will be sought


The government spokeswoman and finance minister, María Jesús Montero, has stated that the regulation of telework will be done with consensus in the framework of the Social Dialogue and has indicated that at the moment there are only drafts.

"I want to be cautious but at the moment what there are are telework drafts and we want agreements on those drafts," Montero stressed during the press conference after the Council of Ministers.

In this way, it has denied that there was a closed draft of the Government's law to regulate teleworking and that according to what El País has advanced and to which Efe has had access, companies should pay "in full" for the development of teleworking which may not entail direct or indirect expenses for the employee "related to the equipment, tools and means linked to the development of their work activity".

Montero has indicated that when the text is agreed with the social agents, the legislative texts will be processed and has insisted that "today they are tools that must deepen a reality that has come to stay."

The statements of the minister spokesman occur whenever the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, has criticized that the Government wants to legislate "quickly" on telework and has warned that if a company is put conditions impossible to comply with, it can hire outside of Spain, Portugal or Brazil.

Montero has pointed out that a new regulation of face-to-face work will defend the rights of people, workers and companies, to avoid risks such as labor exploitation.

"In order for teleworkers to have enforceable and measurable commitments and obligations ... Drafts still need to be worked on," he said.

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