Varadkar encourages plans for civil servants to work at home

Remote working would have benefits for the environment and the housing crisis in cities, but downsides include feelings of isolation and keeping work and family life separate.

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
15th December, 2019
Varadkar encourages plans for civil servants to work at home
The Taoiseach wants to encourage civil service and state agency job applications from people who can work from home.

Leo Varadkar has asked the head of the civil service to begin making state jobs more attractive to people who want to work from home.

Business minister Heather Humphreys announced earlier this month that the government was seeking the views of employers, employees, trade unions and the public on how work practices could be made more flexible for workers.

As the country approaches full employment, there are fears that labour shortages could begin to act...

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