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Several reasons might account for this minor engagement of social partners with
virtual work. First, the country has recently come out of a difficult economic crisis marked by trends of company and job destruction, skilled emigration, industrial conflict, poor social dialogue and limited collective agreements. Second, trade unions face significant difficulties. Portugal has a significant low level of employees reporting the existence of trade unions or works council. Trade unions are not particularly strong in the three sectors we analysed. There are also cultural aspects that limit virtual work such as the organizational culture, which embedded in the systems, hierarchies and mentalities of managers and workers leads to difficulties to change working methods. These cultural difficulties are also reflected in both employers and unions position regarding virtual work. Last, low levels of digital literacy can also be constraining the spread of telework in the country.
|Place of Publication||Caparica|
|Publisher||CICS.NOVA – Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2020|
|Name||IET Working Papers Series|
- Trade unions
- Industrial relations
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