Sant surprised that home-office not allowed by some departments

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

“Incomprehensible if true. Apparently (some) government departments will as of Monday be returning to a fulltime round the clock presence of staff at workplaces. Yet experts have been warning that the pandemic is far from over & that a more infectious strain doing the rounds”, said Dr Alfred Sant MEP on twitter.

In his post he questions what the logic behind this reasoning is. “So, does it make sense to bring all employees together again in the same space as of now? Why do governments give so frequently the impression that the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing?”, the MEP asked.

Opposition MP David Thake replied to Alred Sant’s tweet and said that there are workers that had their requests to work from home refused even though the individuals are considered vulnerable.

In December, Newsbook.com.mt was informed that employees at the Ministry for Agriculture were not being allowed to work from home.

Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar told Newsbook.com.mt that his instructions are clear, requests for work from home should be accepted as long as there is no disruption to services.

He declared that to his knowledge no requests were refused by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Sceptical management preventing many civil servants from teleworking – UĦM
Sceptical management preventing many civil servants from teleworking – UĦM