The director counselor of the Urban Planning Management of La Laguna (GULL), Santiago Pérez, has authorized that the public employees of this organization who have their domicile in the northern towns of the island begin their working day by teleworking, postponing their face-to-face entry at the office until 10:00 am to avoid being caught in the queues that are generated in the early hours of the morning on the North highway (TF-5).
The City Council has reported this Thursday in a statement that large traffic jams are being generated on the TF-5 in the direction of the metropolitan area from very early in the morning and, as a consequence, people residing in the north must pass held on the highway for more than an hour to get to their jobs.
In addition, the beginning of the school and university year has coincided with the obligation to return to face-to-face work in many companies and public administrations, after the significant improvement in health data derived from the pandemic caused by covid-19.
This GULL measure can be adopted because the start-up of teleworking since the end of 2019 has yielded “more than satisfactory” results, among other reasons, thanks to the exhaustive control and monitoring of the work carried out by each employee, he adds. the note.
For Santiago Pérez, this organizational decision not only contributes to facilitating the conciliation and quality of life of the personnel from the municipalities of the north of Tenerife, but “it is a measure consistent with the policies of sustainability and rationalization of mobility and use of the TF-5 ”.
From the point of view of the Councilor for Land Management of the City Council of La Laguna, this action, together with other policies to promote public transport and sustainable mobility, can serve as an example to other companies and public administrations that have the tools of control of teleworking, to help improve the serious problems that have occurred in the metropolitan area for decades.