Teleworking: How many work from home throughout Greece – How are the percentages defined
The new restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic have been in force since Monday, which aim to stem the new wave of health crisis. Among them, there are measures to reduce congestion in the workplace such as rolling hours and the measure of T / taxonomy / term / 274 which remains in force.
Specifically for teleworking, the last JMC provides that the number employed under this scheme is determined based on the nature of the employees’ duties and the needs of each service, to the extent that is determined by the level of work of each service up to the start its validity.
This means that no specific employee was identified which will include in the measure but remains which provides for article 67 of law 4808/2021 (A ‘101), according to the percentage of employees with telework is determined by a decision of each employer.
How many employees are in telework in Greece
Although until the lockdown was lifted a large number of employees worked from home – in Attica reached 60% – now the number of people working from home has been greatly reduced.
Specifically, according to OPEN in Attica in total of about 2.5 million teleworkers is only 120,000. In the rest of Greece the corresponding number does not exceed 14,000. In fact, in the Peloponnese, the employees who are in teleworking status are only 185 people.
At the same time, according to the labor expert Giannis Karouzos, for the vulnerable groups that until the removal of the lockdown was mandatory the teleworking of the ministerial decision that puts them back in this regime at a time when the cases have been launched in the country.
How compensation is expected for equipment and telecommunications
The Ministry of Labor set Tuesday the minimum amount of compensation that employers have to pay to employees employed by television, to cover the cost of equipment, telecommunications and the use of the home workplace.
According to the relevant ministerial decision
the minimum amount they will pay monthly the employers of teleworkers are:
- For the use of the home workplace, 13 euros.
- To cover the cost of communication, 10 euros.
- For the maintenance of the equipment, 5 euros
It is noted that the minimum amount of compensation for each case, determined on the basis of a relevant special report (cost study) of PWC, issued on behalf of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The teleworking status is now used by large companies mainly providing services and technology, banks but also companies with commercial activities.
Very few companies now employ teleworkers, as vaccinations have brought workers back to the office. According to data recorded in August 2021, only in the prefecture of Attica the number of employees employed remotely reached 122,082, while in the rest of the country the total the number of teleworkers rose to just 14,002.
When the compensation is not paid
According to the decision, the compensation for the cost of communications is not paid if the employer covers it directly, through separate contracts with the internet provider – mobile and fixed telephony. Respectively, no compensation is paid for the maintenance of the equipment if the devices are provided by the employer.
The decision also stipulates that compensation may not be paid in lieu of the employee’s remuneration, as it is an expense. It is recalled that according to the Law on Occupational Safety (Article 67) “The relevant expenses are not remuneration, but a deductible expense for the employer, they are not subject to any tax or fee, nor are insurance contributions of an employer or employee due to them “.
End, provided that teleworking is provided for less than 22 days per month, then, the employee will be paid 1/22 of the costs per day of telework.
Follow the Daily on Google News!