The Official Newspaper of the Generalitat (DOGV) published on Saturday an order instructing all public employees of the Generalitat to return to their job in person from today, Monday.
The document was drawn up by the Ministry of Justice, and included in the President’s decree detailing the community move to the new normality, the de-escalation plan that until now governed the twelve government departments, but as of Monday morning, it now seems to be null and void.
The problem is that it does not resolve contingency plans that should mark the gradual incorporation to face-to-face work.
Thus, the different ministries were busy yesterday trying to adapt the rule to their individual situations, of which there are as many as there are offices.
With the realisation that security measures could not be guaranteed circulars were quickly distributed to personnel of certain ministries to warn them that the return to the 100% working could not take place.
Employees have now been told that an evaluation of the space and conditions will be made throughout this week to strictly and adequately comply with the content of the agreement.
But, as long as the safety conditions of the jobs have not been adapted to guarantee the safety of all employees, the return to work of many consell staff will be postponed until the safety committees meet and apply all the safety measures that comply with the Consell agreement, in terms of health and safety.
The Civil Service Union CSIF believes that the current agreement could be a criminal offense because it violates the right of workers to adequate health and safety in their work activity.