There is that psychological type out there, the clipboardwielder. The one who insists that there must be rules for everything, regulations, to make sure that everything is done in order, in conformity. That – rather Anglo Saxon it has to be said – idea that folks will work it out for themselves as they go along simply cannot be contemplated.
From a PR email:
The massive and rapid adoption of telework in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 lockdowns exposed gaps in the legislation governing telework arrangements across the EU Member States. In some cases, there was no regulation in place;
Can’t you just feel the horror there? People are doing something that is not regulated!
However, EU coordination of the regulations of Member States could establish minimum standards aimed at better protecting workers’ health and employment conditions. This could be done by adapting the existing social partners’ framework agreement or adopting new regulation at EU level.
If high levels of telework are here to stay, it is likely to lead to an increase in cross-border teleworking – something that so far has not been addressed in the new national legislation nor at EU level, but which could, however, have implications for social security rights and working conditions.
That’s right. Because some people might make cross border phone calls therefore there must be central regulations to cover 450 million people and their working from home.
Thank God we’ve left, eh?
What’s really so joyous about the claim here is that they’re noting that everyone has been able to just get on with it in that Anglo Saxon manner and that’s the very thing which proves that regulation is necessary…..