Postu­la­te Gysi (20.3569): Co-deter­mi­na­ti­on and employee rights in the digi­ta­lizati­on of the working world

Postu­la­te Gysi (20.3569): Co-deter­mi­na­ti­on and employee rights in the digi­ta­lizati­on of the working world

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The digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on of the working world is in full swing. Employees in the pri­va­te sec­tor as well as in public admi­ni­stra­ti­ons are stron­gly affec­ted by it.

Acti­ve par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in sha­ping the­se trans­for­ma­ti­on pro­ce­s­ses is the­r­e­fo­re of gre­at importance for tho­se affec­ted. They should be invol­ved both in the design and in the pre­pa­ra­ti­on of employees for the­se pro­ce­s­ses, such as fur­ther trai­ning. The invol­vement of employees in the impact of digi­tizati­on has been imple­men­ted in recent­ly con­clu­ded or rene­wed coll­ec­ti­ve employment agree­ments (Swis­s­com, SBB), which have expli­ci­t­ly inclu­ded co-deter­mi­na­ti­on in the digi­tal transformation.

The Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on Act gene­ral­ly regu­la­tes par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the work­place. Howe­ver, it only applies to com­pa­nies with 50 or more employees, and employees must actively demand par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, which is also limited.

With the digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on and the new tech­no­lo­gi­cal pos­si­bi­li­ties, for exam­p­le, the con­stant moni­to­ring of employees is pos­si­ble and is also prac­ti­ced. This con­stant moni­to­ring increa­ses the phy­si­cal as well as psy­cho­lo­gi­cal stress of the employees. In very few cases are employees invol­ved when moni­to­ring tools are used. It is impe­ra­ti­ve to chan­ge this.

The Fede­ral Coun­cil is reque­sted in a Report to show how the Respect for employee rights imple­men­ted in digi­tizati­on pro­ce­s­ses is and can be, name­ly in the pri­va­te sec­tor, but also in employment rela­ti­on­ships under public law. In doing so, it should also point out pos­si­bi­li­ties for impro­ving employee par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on. The report should show how employee rights in Switz­er­land deve­lop in com­pa­ri­son with OECD countries.

It must also be shown whe­ther it is neces­sa­ry for the Moni­to­ring capa­bi­li­ties of employees needs clea­rer sta­tu­to­ry requirements.




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