After the Nation’s announcement about teleworking for state employees during the days today and tomorrow, the Province followed the same steps. The decision would have been communicated by the Government to the unions and already ordered that from this noon and on Friday, the Buenos Aires state governments stay in their homes, with the aim of saving energy in the midst of the suffocating heat wave.
While waiting for the official communication, EL DIA learned from reliable sources that there will be adhesion and they stressed that it will not be a holiday. While from ATE (State Workers Association) they reported that they asked the Buenos Aires government to adhere to the measure in the public administration applied by the Nation in order to mitigate the consequences that the heat wave may generate. In this sense, the leader Oscar de Isasi, secretary general, assured that the request was made to the Minister of Labor, Mara Ruíz Malec, and that from the Ministry “they answered us that they are going to adhere to the national initiative with which the its scope will be similar to the one it will have in the National State ”.
It should be remembered that this morning, as of decree 16/2022 published in the Official Gazette, the national government established the modality of remote or remote work for today and tomorrow in the national public administration by virtue of the need to reduce water consumption and energetic in the face of high temperatures (see: https://www.eldia.com/nota/2022-1-13-7-17-0-teletrabajo-desde-el-mediodia-para-estatales-nacionales-por-la-ola-de-calor-politica-y-economia). “In order to reduce the consumption of electrical energy, on January 13 and 14, 2022, starting at 12 noon, the agents of all jurisdictions, agencies and entities of the national public sector must perform the provision of services through the modality of remote work provision, if this is possible, “the measure dictates.
The national standard establishes that employees must refrain from staying or going to their usual places of work, “where they will maintain” the necessary guards to preserve the continuity of essential services. “However, they are expressly excluded from the scope of this decree the personnel of the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán” (ANLIS); the Federal Security Forces; the Armed Forces; the Federal Penitentiary Service; Health and sanitary system personnel; park rangers nationals and those of the Federal Fire Management System.In addition, employees of the National Directorate of Migration, banking institutions and financial entities are excluded.
For his part, the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, said this morning that he will not imitate the disposition of the national Executive to implement a modality of remote or distance work by ensuring that the City employees are “doomed to the pandemic and that is priority “.
“We cannot say that they are not going to work,” emphasized the head of government in a press conference in which he introduced the new Buenos Aires Sports Secretary, Carlos “Chapa” Retegui. In this sense, he added: “We have the vast majority of people doomed to the pandemic in testing centers where we have 50 thousand people per day, in vaccination, we are over 30 thousand vaccines that we apply, in the UFUs. We have all the people doomed to that and that is a priority, “he said. “We also have the summer school, the sports centers with almost 40 thousand boys in the vacation colonies. We cannot loosen it,” continued Rodríguez Larreta. And he concluded: “Our priority is in caring for the pandemic and we are all working there.”