Right to work from home? The SPD considers this to be due in the pandemic. A “home office summit” will soon clarify how the controversial issue will continue.
- Bavaria and all of Germany continue to struggle with the corona pandemic. Stricter measures have been in place since Monday.
- The home office remains a big topic – there will be a summit soon. The SPD is pushing for the “right to work from home”.
- Here you will find the current case numbers in a map Free State.
Munich – Politicians are turning the next screw Lockdown. Companies are to be urged to work more from home – but initially without compulsion. For Bavaria, Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) is planning one tomorrow “Home office summit”. It requires the companies to set specific targets for how many employees they have to work from home.
First of all, you have to consider how the potential for Home officethat exist could be better exploited. “That has to be fundamentally improved”, demanded Söder. “We then have to talk again about targets that everyone must adhere to,” said Söder. “We urgently need targets for home offices as well.” If that doesn’t work, one might have to think about “other measures”. At the moment one has rather fallen behind.
Home office / Coronavirus: Söder responds to an initiative by the Greens
Unusual: Söder is responding to a move by the Greens, who vehemently unite in Bavaria, in other states and in the federal government Home office summit had requested. Parliamentary group leader Ludwig Hartmann warned that only around a fifth of employees work from home. One must therefore bring companies and authorities to one table. Söder is now even inviting the unions.
The associations in Bavaria are likely to follow the offer of talks. The Association of Bavarian Economy had expressed itself very negatively about the Green initiative (“goes nowhere”); now there is at least Understanding for Söder. In an appeal to all companies yesterday, the association asked for home office “wherever possible”. That is “a Emergency measureuntil the pandemic is broken ”. At the same time, this is reaching its limits, for example in production. “The employer’s right to determine when and where work is to be done must remain unaffected.”
Coronavirus: SPD is fighting for the “right to work from home”
The association is playing a role in the national political debate “Right to work from home” at. The German Federation of Trade Unions is currently fighting for it at the top. There is great sympathy in the SPD. A draft law by Labor Minister Hubertus Heil has so far failed due to resistance from the Union.
The SPD now wants to increase the pressure again. It is absurd that Söder, of all people, is demanding more home offices for Bavaria, says Bavaria’s SPD General Secretary Uli Grötsch of our newspaper. “We as the SPD have been fighting for the right to work from home for months, while Mr. Söder’s party has blocked our attempts in the federal government to this day. “Grötsch calls for a” home office obligation wherever possible – let’s finally close the offices “. In addition, areas such as the handicraft are regulated too little, there must be mask requirements and hygiene requirements. Grötsch criticizes the fact that politics in the retail sector “tolerates a wave of insolvency, while blinkers are put on in other sectors such as the construction industry or the shipping sector”.
Plans by individual left-wing politicians to shut down the economy entirely are even more radical
Even more radical are the plans of individual left-wing politicians who To shut down the economy entirely. Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow demands. you just have to “now take a complete break. The mistake we made across Germany was that we didn’t use December to actually put the general economy on a break. ”
Labor Minister Heil is planning a conference today with HR directors from large companies. He warned the bosses: “Arbitrarily refusing home office would be irresponsible now.” According to the German Institute for Economics, 60 percent of employees cannot work from home. cd – * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen network.