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Recent disagreements between trade unions LCGB and OBGL have led the unions to seek separate talk... [more]

Recent disagreements between trade unions LCGB and OBGL have led the unions to seek separate talks with cabinet ministers to represent their workers. While LCGB made a statement that its separate action is a reaction to OBGL attempts to monopolise workers' representation, others have called on both unions to put aside personal feuds and put workers' interests first.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/lcgb-blames-obgl-for-union-discord ...

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ArcelorMittal, which just recently announced the closure of its Schifflange site as reported in t... [more]

ArcelorMittal, which just recently announced the closure of its Schifflange site as reported in the October newsletter, has now said it intends to re-negotiate the collective agreement governing the firm's employees. Unions have reacted angrily and claim the company aims to lower wages and increase working time. The LCGB union had previously said that this announcement was `a declaration of war against social peace', and 250 unionists joined the demonstration in Esch/Alzette to voice their anger.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/lcgb-protests-against ...

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Trade unions and glass manufacturer Guardian Luxguard have come to an agreement to save jobs at t... [more]

Trade unions and glass manufacturer Guardian Luxguard have come to an agreement to save jobs at the company's Dudelange plant. Decrease d labour costs, amongst others via government led shorter working time measures, and investment in reparations of one of the oven's mean the site can stay online for at least another four years. The agreement secures 263 jobs at the Dudelange plant.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/263-jobs-saved-at-luxguard-in-dudelange ...

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Around 1500 people joined a protest against job losses and mid-term repudiation of the collective... [more]

Around 1500 people joined a protest against job losses and mid-term repudiation of the collective agreement at Cargolux and Luxair, reported in this newsletter over the last two months. The protesters gathered in front of the parliament in Luxembourg city on 13 November, demanding the government re-think its plans to sell shares to Qatari investors and speak up for workers. Only days later Qatar airways announced it is breaking up the relation with Cargolox, selling its 35% share in the business and that Cargolux chairman Albert Wildgen is to resign his position. Unions have asked the ministry for clarifications on the repercussions of the Qatari withdrawal and several other restructuring plans.
English: http://www.itfglobal.org/news-online/index ...
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/cargolux-confirms-qatar-airways-split ...
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/union-calls-for-clarity-over-cargolux-status ...

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Staff at the EU institutions in Luxembourg went on strike protest against feared budget cuts that... [more]

Staff at the EU institutions in Luxembourg went on strike protest against feared budget cuts that employees say would threaten the future of European integration. Cuts, advocated by the EU member states, are expected in the cohesion funds as well as in agriculture and programmes against youth unemployment. In total 5500 employees joined the strike.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/5-500-eu-civil-servants-join-strike-action ...
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/luxembourg-european-institution-staff-to-go-on-strike ...

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The government announced that the minimum wage will be increased by 1.5% from €1,846.51 to &... [more]

The government announced that the minimum wage will be increased by 1.5% from €1,846.51 to €1,874.19 per month. The rise will be confirmed in January 2013 and follows from an earlier agreed policy to keep the minimum wage in line with the median wage rise in the country.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/minimum-wage-to-rise-1-5-508ab919e4b02927 .

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Air freight carrier Cargolux has announced it is unilaterally repudiating the collective agreemen... [more]

Air freight carrier Cargolux has announced it is unilaterally repudiating the collective agreement that was planned to be in force until the end of 2012. Unions have reacted furiously, stating that the repudiation of existing collective agreements undermines the entire collective bargaining system. Cargolux has been suffering from large financial losses, as reported in the September newsletter, and wants to negotiate an agreement that corresponds to its current difficulties. Cargolux denied earlier rumours that it is outsourcing 450 jobs to Qatar. A meeting between Cargolux and the government failed to deliver any guarantees against outsourcing or for job security. Subsequently, unions have announced a protest for 15 November.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/unions-in-uproar-after-cargolux-repudiates . http://www.wort.lu/en/view/cargolux-president-calls-outsourcing-rumours-nonsense . http://www.wort.lu/en/view/cargolux-staff-to-protest-on-november-13-50857a6ae4b .

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Management of the ArcelorMittal has announced it is closing down its Schifflange steel site. The ... [more]

Management of the ArcelorMittal has announced it is closing down its Schifflange steel site. The 47 workers will be reassigned to other plants, as will running orders. Unions have said they are afraid hundreds of jobs will go if the site is abandoned and plan to present a report on the viability of the site during a steel tripartite meeting on 26 October 2012.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/schifflange-steel-site-to-stop-production-indefinitely .

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Eight in ten employees at the Dudelange plant of glass manufacturer Luxguard voted against a pay ... [more]

Eight in ten employees at the Dudelange plant of glass manufacturer Luxguard voted against a pay cut offered to avoid the plant's closure. Employees were asked to support an 18% wage cut and a waiver of their production bonus. Trade union OGBL stated it advised against pay cuts as long as Luxguard refused to guarantee the continuation of employment. Luxguard previously said it would be forced to close the plant in the absence of a wage cut, but in reaction to the rejection of the offer announced it would be referring the case to central management.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/luxguard-employees-reject-wage-cut-propositions .

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Due to indexation of wages, aligning them to fluctuations in living costs, pay will rise marginal... [more]

Due to indexation of wages, aligning them to fluctuations in living costs, pay will rise marginally by 1 October. The minimum wage will by increased from €1801.49 to €1846.51; personal pension insurances goes up to €1661.58, unemployment benefits to €1315.31 and child allowances increase by €76.88 per child. The price indexation is applied once a year.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/indexation-brings-welcome-cash-boost ...

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