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The generalisation of telework divides the employees of PSA

a Lot of French people have discovered the telework on the occasion of the health crisis. The dawn of a revolution? Within the automotive company PSA, the question divides. The CFDT has carried out a survey of 3300 employees: 56% of them say they are adverse to a massification of this device.

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The PSA group, already broken at the working distance, had decided to take advantage of the crisis to further accelerate the transformation of its ways of working. The management has expressed the desire that the employees in the tertiary sector, the commercial and research and development do not go to the office once per week. 80,000 people (about 200,000 employees of PSA) would be potentially affected.

The unions, which are favourable for their part in a use of telework based on volunteerism, denounced it as a rushed decision. To probe the employees, the CFDT has completed its survey on the sites of Vélizy, france (43% of respondents), Sochaux/Belchamp (27%), Poissy (15%), and Career-sous-Poissy (8%). 99% of the respondents had already experienced telecommuting in the PSA.

employees are generally divided as to the number of days weekly that should be devoted to telework. Thus, 13% of them believe that one day of telework is sufficient; 27% would like to be there two days per week. Ex aequo, 27% of employees want to telework three days per week. Finally, 19% of them want to come to the office one day per week and 9% espéreraient a telework full, five days per week.

For the CFDT, this means that three-quarters of the employees are opposed to the massification of telework such as envisaged in the management of PSA.

Loss of social ties

one of The major concerns of employees regarding the widespread use of telework relates to the dislocation of social ties: this is a risk mentioned by 87% of respondents. Then comes the breaking of the link management (52,65%).

Finally, 34% are afraid of the psychosocial risks that may result from telework. "Employees may feel completely isolated and stressed by this new mode of organization, thus it is necessary to go gradually," warns Laurent Oechsel, representative of the CFE-CGC in Sochaux, interviewed by France Bleu Doubs.

PSA calls on his side to the benefits of telework in daily life. It is, according to the director of human resources of the company Xavier Chéreau, of "give time to the employees", which will be "less subject to the constraints of public transport" and will have more freedom to choose their place of residence. Another advantage of telework is to achieve hundreds of millions of euros of savings in reducing the grip on real estate.

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After a phase of "co-construction" with the trade unions in may and June, the PSA envisages normally a "put in place in the summer for all locations in the world." The key to this, the group hopes a reorganization of its sites with "combinations" and the development of "spaces of coworking".

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