Fórsa has published new advice for workers who will be working remotely in the medium or long-term.
The guidance was produced as the Government’s recently-announced ‘roadmap for reopening society and business’, made it clear that many public servants and others will continue to work from home for some time.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the working circumstances of almost half of Ireland’s workers, with more than a third now working from home. This extended period of remote working is a new experience for most.
While some have now established a productive and rewarding remote working routine, it can be a struggle at times.
Working at home: Staying safe, connected, healthy and productive contains advice on health and safety, setting up a workspace, breaks, staying in touch with managers and colleagues, and balancing work with home life and childcare.
The guide also contains useful tips on data protection, cybersecurity, and safeguarding your mental health.
Róisín McKane of Fórsa’s Communications Unit drafted the guidance. “Many union members could be working remotely for longer than they ever expected. This information will help them to navigate home working for an extended period.
“You may be out of the workplace, but you can still rely on certain legal protections, and you should look to your employer for the supports you need to do your job safely and well,” she said.
Read the Fórsa guidance HERE.
If you have questions or concerns about your own situation, you can contact Fórsa HERE.
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