The SPD is in power in the Federal government’s pressure for the right to the home office for the workers in Germany. She discovers, however, been strongly opposed in the Union and the employers.

“the home office is in millions of jobs possible”, said the SPD party and parliamentary group head of Andrea Nahles on Tuesday, the German press Agency in Berlin. “We now want to create the legal basis of the request a right for the workers.”

The labour market policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag, Peter Weiss (CDU), was clear: “Even if there are many areas in which the home office can be used wisely, rejects the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag a statutory entitlement to home office.”

Also in Germany employers brace themselves against the SPD-project. “Stay away from legal claims,” said the chief Executive of your Association, BDA, Steffen Kampeter, of the dpa. Flexibility there is only, if the area to stay in operational responsibility. Previously, the Federal labour Ministry had announced a legislative initiative. In the course of the year, a new law should be adopted to the home office, said state Secretary Björn Böhning to the editors ‘ network Germany (RND/Tuesday). “We will find non-bureaucratic solutions.”

Böhning said that there would be a clear rule that the law on mobile work is limited to those cases “in the home office in respect of work equipment used outside the operation is really possible”.

According to a DIW study, 40 percent of workers could work in Germany from home. Böhning said: “Only twelve percent do. We are so far removed from what is actually possible.”

Nahles said the work should be fit to live, not Vice versa. “Time is a commodity that for many is becoming increasingly important.” Especially for families whether it is in everyday life a big challenge to bring professional and private tasks under a hat. “The time that you spend in a traffic jam, can be a real help.”

White but stressed: “It is from our point of view, the task of the parties to the collective agreement, the appropriate appointments.” The CDU-politician said: “A legal claim would raise a lot of problems.” As examples, he cited the lack of immediate responsiveness of the staff, lack of control or in danger of dissolution, when employees are busy in the afternoon with the family and then late into the night working.

“in Addition, the work protection regulations, which can be connected for an employer with a significant cost,” said White. “In addition, we do not want to divide the workforce in their legal claims.”

SPD-Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil, arguing: “Mobile Work and Home Office are in many Jobs, often the heads are left on the brake.”

A majority of the citizens want, according to a survey, a right to be allowed to work from home. In a survey conducted by the opinion research Institute YouGov for the editorial network Germany 68 per cent of Germans were in favour of appropriate plans. 28 percent agreed “strongly” and 40 percent “somewhat”.

The Dortmund labour market researcher Lilian Gombert said of the dpa, the home office, work, family and career could much better combine. At the same time, she said: “A hazard is a conflict, the emergence of Role, as in a home office, you have the expectations of the family on the one hand and the employer on the other hand, do not always well agree.” Important the voluntary nature of the home office-was Offered.

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