Will telework spell the end of wage labor?

GREAT DECRYPTION – The massive and forced recourse to home work imposed by the Covid-19 is part of a fundamental trend towards more autonomy.

The French flocked to this “home office” possibility which in 2017 still only represented 3% of the overall amount of work produced.
The French flocked to this “home office” possibility which in 2017 still only represented 3% of the overall amount of work produced. Antonio Diaz / AntonioDiaz – stock.adobe.com

Work for his boss from his living room? Employees – a good quarter of them – voted for this option at the height of the confinement, according to a survey carried out from March 23 to 27 by the Dares, the Directorate of the Ministry of Labor. Of course, telework did not wait for the Covid-19 and “physical distancing” to emerge. Since 2002, there has been a framework agreement signed by the European social partners which gives a generic definition: “Form of organization and / or performance of work using information technologies, within the framework of a contract or an employment relationship, in which work, which could have been carried out in the premises of the employer, is carried out outside these premises on a regular basis ”.

The French are therefore much more flexible than their reputation, and the occasion being the thief, they rushed on this possibility of “home office” which in 2017 still represented only 3% of the overall quantity of work produced. Our country

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