Telework is voluntary for both parties, the worker and the employer. The shift to telework has no influence on employment status. If the worker refuses to switch to telework, there can be no reason to end the employment relationship or to change the general conditions. The decision to switch to telework is reversible through collective and/or individual agreements when telework is not part of the initial job description. Teleworkers have the same rights as comparable workers in the employer`s companies, but it may be necessary to take into account the specificities of telework. Teleworkers have the same active and passive collective rights as workers in the employer`s companies. Home > Publications > EU Strategic Partnership Agreement: the balance between geopolitics and geopolitics Three types of agreements are on the table: free trade agreements (which may vary. B for example. B the current negotiations with China are limited to investment, while the negotiations with Japan are universal); political agreements (also known as Strategic Partnership Agreements [SPAs] or Framework Agreements [FAs] which define the level and extent of cooperation in a politically binding document; and a security agreement (Framework Participation Agreement [GPA]) governing the participation of strategic partners in CSDP missions and operations. This framework agreement negotiated by the European social partners in 2003, which covers issues such as the identification and prevention, elimination or reduction of work-related stress, as well as the responsibility of both employers and workers (and their representatives), will certainly contribute to combating this harmful and growing phenomenon that can have an impact on any job. Trade agreements are an integral part of the EU`s Grand Strategy.
It is not just about tariffs, or even jobs and investment, although both are very important. These ambitious new trade agreements aim to maintain the EU`s competitiveness in a globalised economy and to spread European norms and standards to other parts of the world. In short, what we are talking about is geoeconomics. The framework agreement on telework was negotiated in 2001/2002 and is the first agreement implemented by the social partners at national level (see procedure). The social partners see telework as a means for companies and public service organisations to modernise work organisation and as a means for workers, work and social life to reconcile, allowing them to enjoy greater autonomy in the performance of their tasks. As a market/market power, the EU is more comfortable with geoeconomics than geopolitics. It has proven to be better in negotiating trade agreements than political ones, and its partners have shown more interest in the former than in the latter. . . .