Teleworking creates stress for state employees

Teleworking generates a lot of stress and anxiety among workers in the Quebec public service at this time of pandemic.
The Union of Public Employees (SFPQ) conducted a survey of its members and The Canadian Press obtained disturbing data from this survey.

More than a third of public servants surveyed, or 37%, experience more stress. Four in ten respondents feel more isolated. In addition, 30% of them believe that their professional autonomy has decreased.

In a telephone interview, the president of the SFPQ, Christian Daigle, argued that part of the stress of its members is probably linked to the conditions of the current confinement.

He recalled that his union is open to telework, but that the framework will have to be better defined between the employer and the employee.

The survey was conducted in the past few days among 1,767 SFPQ members.

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