After the meeting held this Wednesday with the Ministry of Labor and the unions, CEOE and Cepyme, we consider that the Draft Distance Work Law submitted by the Ministry of Labor to public information has been conceived on the margin of social dialogue, bordering on the necessary involvement and participation of the social partners in the economic and social life of the country, provided for in article 7 of the Spanish Constitution, and has ruined the inspiring principles of the European Framework Agreement: voluntariness, reversibility and agreement, everything for both parties, working people and companies.

The result is an unbalanced text, with an erratic focus, apart from the reality of the productive fabric and the needs of companies and workers, which far from promoting the use of this form of work organization with guarantees could discourage its establishment in Spain and slow down its consolidation. As a result, it is an approach that does not provide the confidence and security necessary to generate investment and employment.

That is why from CEOE and Cepyme we insist that the necessary debate on the regulation of what is called to be a growing form of organization of work has not been opened and we ask the Ministry of Labor to rectify and return to the path of dialogue table.

Despite the Government's legitimacy to develop its legislative competence alone, it is essential to agree through social dialogue on a regulation that allows teleworking to realize all its potential, incorporating the vector of sustainability in its spirit and in its articles, and promoting the role of collective bargaining for its better adaptation to the different realities that are lived in the different sectors of the economy and society.

In short, a suitable framework to "increase the productivity of companies, while improving the situation of workers, family reconciliation, and the ability to adapt to the demands of the new economy," as stated in the Agreement for Economic Reactivation and Employment reached last week by the Government of the nation and the social partners.

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