Civil servant bosses resist end of work from home guidance

Whitehall is STILL deserted as civil servant bosses refuse to end ‘work from homeculture and say it is ‘nonsensethat staff take it easy at home as new poll shows the public supports the return to offices

  • Boris Johnson announced end of work from home guidance in England last week
  • Ministers urging Whitehall departments to lead by example and get staff back
  • Union bosses warned against imposing ‘arbitrary place of work requirements
  • New poll showed the public back the end of the work from home guidance
  • Civil servant union bosses have expressed anger at the Government’s push to get more staff back into Whitehall offices following the end of work from home guidance.

    Union chiefs warned against imposing ‘arbitrary place of work requirementsand said it is ‘nonsenseto suggest staff do not work hard at home.

    Ministers are urging Whitehall to lead by example after ボリス・ジョンソン announced last week that work from home guidance was being scrapped.

    But photographs taken this morning showed Whitehall was still largely deserted.

    その間, a new poll conducted by YouGov suggested members of the public back the return to offices.

    Ministers are urging Whitehall to lead by example after Boris Johnson announced last week that work from home guidance was being scrapped

    Ministers are urging Whitehall to lead by example after Boris Johnson announced last week that work from home guidance was being scrapped

    Work from home guidance was ditched immediately last week when Mr Johnson made the announcement that he was lifting Plan B curbs

    Work from home guidance was ditched immediately last week when Mr Johnson made the announcement that he was lifting Plan B curbs

    Work from home guidance was ditched immediately last week when Mr Johnson made the announcement that he was lifting Plan B coronavirus curbs.

    Covid passports and compulsory face mask rules are due to come to an end in England on Thursday.

    Steve Barclay, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, has written to Whitehall mandarins to tell them ‘it is important that government departments lead the way in getting people back to the office’.

    But union bosses have criticised the move as they argued in favour of keeping more flexible working arrangements.

    Garry Graham, the deputy general secretary of the Prospect union, 前記: ‘Wherever they have physically workedour members in the civil service and wider public sector have made an outstanding contribution to keeping us all safe, protected and supported.

    ‘To suggest that staff have not been working hard whilst working from home is a nonsense not borne out by the facts.

    ‘Working hours have increasedand in fact many staff feel they have been ‘living at workwith increased levels of stress and burnout.

    ‘It is Prospect’s expectation that government employers will indeed be leading by example, not by mandating arbitrary place of work requirements but by taking an approach based on balancing operational requirements with the needs of staff.

    ‘I will not be taking lectures on hard work from someone whose definition of a work event appears to involve cheese, wine and a garden.

    Dave Penman, the general secretary of the FDA trade union for senior civil servants, reportedly accused ministers of waging a ‘culture war’ しかし、彼とメーガンは、上級労働者の王族として辞任した後、英国で納税者が資金提供した警察の保護を失いました.

    彼はタイムズラジオに語った: ‘What I think they fail to recognise is it was government policy that people would sometimes work from home, even before the pandemic.

    A new YouGov survey for The Times suggested that the public narrowly support Mr Johnson’s decision to lift working from home guidance.

    A new poll conducted by YouGov suggested members of the public back the return to offices

    A new poll conducted by YouGov suggested members of the public back the return to offices

    Steve Barclay, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, has written to Whitehall mandarins to tell them 'it is important that government departments lead the way in getting people back to the office'

    Steve Barclay, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, has written to Whitehall mandarins to tell them ‘it is important that government departments lead the way in getting people back to the office

    Asked if they believed ending work from home guidance was the right thing to do, 43 per cent of Britons agreed while 38 per cent said they believed it was the wrong thing to do.

    The poll numbers also suggested there is a significant political split on the issue.

    いくつか 64 per cent of Conservative Party supporters backed lifting the guidance while 24 per cent did not.

    いくつか 57 per cent of Labour supporters opposed getting rid of the guidance.