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The activities that can be done by telework will remain open this Monday


The Government has published this Sunday the list of activities that you consider essential and that, therefore, they will not be affected by the closure approved in the Council of Ministers, which will begin on Monday, March 30 and will last until April 9, and according to which non-essential service workers should stay homealthough they will receive a recoverable paid leave. Activities that can be done by telecommutingFor example, they must remain open unless otherwise agreed between company and staff.

This has been confirmed by the Minister of Finance and spokesperson for the Executive, Maria Jesus Montero, at a press conference after the extraordinary cabinet meeting. "The decree, which is unpublished, regulates the regulated paid leave for the public-private sector", which "will not affect those who are carrying out teleworking activities, the people incorporated in the ERTE, those who are on sick leave for temporary disability, to those who enjoy maternity or paternity leave, to workers in essential services or to those already excluded due to the decree of the state of alarm ".

According to Royal Decree Law 10/2020, approved this Sunday, workers who provide services in companies and institutions, public and private, whose activity has not been halted by the declaration of the state of alarm established by RD 463/2020, of 14 March, "will enjoy a recoverable paid leave, mandatoryHowever, this permission will not apply, whatever the public or private nature of the companies for which they provide services or the nature of the link with the workers, to the following:

1. To workers of companies engaged in activities that must continue to be carried out under articles 10.1, 10.4, 16 and 18 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, and the regulations approved by the Authority Competent and the Delegated Competent Authorities.

2. To the workers of the companies that participate in the market supply chain and the operation of the services of the centers of production of basic necessities, including among other foods, drinks, hygienic, sanitary and pharmaceutical products, allowing their distribution from the origin to the establishments.

3. To the workers of the companies that must ensure the maintenance of means of transport, both people and goods, that continue to develop since the declaration of the state of alarm.

4. At Armed forces, the security forces and bodies, and workers of private security companies.

5. At workers in health centers and care centers for the elderly, in a situation of dependency and disabled people referred to in article 1 of Royal Decree-Law 9/2020, of March 27, as well as people who work in research centers where projects related to COVID are being developed19 .

6. To people domestic workers and caregivers whose employers or employers work in essential services.

7. To working people who provide services in press outlets and in media of public and private ownership, as well as in its printing or distribution.

8. To the workers of insurance and financial services companies.

9. To the workers of the electro-intensive, steel and mining industry.

10. To the workers of companies dedicated to the manufacture of lead batteries as well as any other materials necessary for health care.

11. To the people who work in activities of plants with continuous production cycle or whose interruption leads to serious damage to the installation itself or to the risk of accidents.

12. To the people who work in the defense and aerospace industry, as well as other activities of strategic importance for the national economy.

13. To the workers of the telecommunication companies and of essential computer services.

14. To the workers of companies essential services related to the protection and care of victims of gender violence.

15. To working people who provide services in essential activities for the management of public benefits, subsidies and aid legally and statutorily established.

16. To working people who provide administrative management services and of social graduates, consultancies, professional offices, third-party and own services for the prevention of occupational risks and, in general, those dedicated to the activity of legal, fiscal, business and socio-labor advice.

17. To the workers of the essential justice services.

18. To the workers of the funeral services.

19. To working people who provide Cleaning and maintenance services in the companies related in the previous sections.

20. At working people who are already providing remote services, unless otherwise agreed between the employer and the legal representation of the workers through collective bargaining or, in the absence of such representation, the workers themselves.

21. To working people who are in temporary incapacity situation on the indicated days in section 1, as well as those others whose contract is suspended for other legally established causes, including those provided for in sections d] and e] of article 45.1 d and Royal Legislative Decree 2/2015, of October 23, by which the revised text of the Workers' Statute Law is approved.

22. Also considered essential service is the union and employer activity to serve companies and working people.


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