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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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After Cargolux announced that all its departments will undergo an assessment due to the company's... [more]

After Cargolux announced that all its departments will undergo an assessment due to the company's financial losses, rumours have started the company intends to move its plane maintenance operations to Qatar. Cargolux would neither confirm nor deny the rumours but has agreed to meet with trade union representatives.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/employees-fear-outsourcing-of-plane-maintenance ...

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A law has been announced that will grant new parents the right to more flexible working hours in ... [more]

A law has been announced that will grant new parents the right to more flexible working hours in the first year after the end of the parental leave period. Currently, both men and women have the right to paid parental leave (?1,709.78 per month for full time leave and €854.88 for part-time leave). In 2010, 76% of women and 34% of men took up parental leave. The new law is in addition to the parental leave schemes.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/law-change-to-allow-new-parents-greater-flexibility ...

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Public schemes for partial unemployment remain popular among employers seeking to reduce costs in... [more]

Public schemes for partial unemployment remain popular among employers seeking to reduce costs in the on-going economic crisis. For September, 35 companies have requested entry to the scheme, affecting 4171 workers. This is a slight increase compared to August (32 companies) but less than July (36 companies).
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/35-companies-to-place-staff-on-reduced-working ...

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Trade union OGBL put out a statement that several supermarkets do not comply with new opening hou... [more]

Trade union OGBL put out a statement that several supermarkets do not comply with new opening hours legislation that came into force on 1 August. The new law states that supermarkets have to close by 19:00 (an hour earlier than before) on Saturdays and the evenings before bank holidays. The union has called on the ministry of the middle classes to take action and requested the labour minister to have all collective contracts for wrongful extensions of opening hours.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/ogbl-claims-shops-do-not-adhere ...

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After conciliation failed Lombard International Assurance has informed 84 employees (out of a tot... [more]

After conciliation failed Lombard International Assurance has informed 84 employees (out of a total of 406) the termination of their contract, 30 of them with immediate effect.The company, founded in 1991, that registered record profits in 2011 was unable to reach an agreement on a social plan with staff representatives and unions within the agreed 15-day time-frame. The insurance branch of the trade union OGB-L expressed its disappointment with what it calls the "inflexibility" for employees who find employment before the fixed dates of their redundancies, forcing them to resign.
English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/lombard-lays-off-84-employees-without-social-plan ...

Paramedics intensify industrial action
August7, 2012
The industrial actions initiated by paramedics' trade union UHM in June after 18 months of unsuccessful talks over working conditions(reported in last month's newsletter)might even escalate. Radiographers, audiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory scientists, dental technologists, dental hygienists, speech language pathologists, neurophysiology technologists and other workers follow specific directives of tasks they shall not perform for the duration of the strike. UHM accuses the health authority of unreasonable delay in tabling their proposals and have registered an industrial conflict. Proposals the authority tabled in February were withdrawn just before an agreement was found and recently received new proposals are significantly below the previous offer. UHM has announced the actions will continue until an agreement is found.
English: http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=146951
http://di-ve.com/news/paramedics-industrial-actions-might-escalate
http://di-ve.com/news/uhm-orders-health-inspectorate-workers-take-industrial-action

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Over 7000 protesters marched through Luxembourg's capital on 21 June, protesting against austerit... [more]

Over 7000 protesters marched through Luxembourg's capital on 21 June, protesting against austerity politics. The protesters spoke out against the agenda of public sector cuts, easy hiring and firing and lack of reform in the top. Protests said the bottom of the labour market is made to pay for mistakes at the top.
English: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1012577--thousands-of-european ...

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During a meeting with the ministry of social security a delegation of the OGBL has expressed the ... [more]

During a meeting with the ministry of social security a delegation of the OGBL has expressed the trade union criticism related to the planned reform of the pension system. The primacy is on reduction of costs that will have an impact on future payments and the usual adjustment to inflation and general wage increase. Notably workers in sectors with a heavy workload will suffer a deterioration of their pension rights. According to the union the purpose of any reform must be to improve the working conditions for elderly workers and to create adequate end-of-career job opportunities.
French: http://www.ogbl.lu/blog/unterredung-zwischen-dem-ogbl-und-dem-minister ...
German: http://www.ogbl.lu/de/blog/unterredung-zwischen-dem-ogbl-und-dem-minister ...

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In a joint statement the trade unions OGB-L and the LCGB-SESM have expressed their worries about ... [more]

In a joint statement the trade unions OGB-L and the LCGB-SESM have expressed their worries about announcements related to the ArcelorMittal plant in Dudelange. Though a tripartite agreement just has been signed on the future of the metal sector the company has planned a significant reduction of the production, thus provoking artificial shortages. The unions have launched an appeal to the Luxembourg government to stop the systematic destruction of the steel heritage.
French: http://www.ogbl.lu/syndicat-siderurgie-mines/la-prochaine-victime ...

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The German DGB and the OGB-L will enter into a new and very practical cooperation as the organisa... [more]

The German DGB and the OGB-L will enter into a new and very practical cooperation as the organisations have decided to start with an information office on working conditions and social security for German workers that commute to Luxembourg (estimated 38,000 daily or weekly). As announced in the OGB-L quarterly (page 31) DGB members can ask for advice in the city of Trier (next to existing facilities in Saarlouis and Bitburg) from 5 April. For French commuters a series of meetings is organised (on 25 April, 10 and 24 May) that is completely dedicated to the changes of the pension system in Luxembourg and the consequences for transfrontier workers from France (OGB-L quarterly, page 32). The trade union LCGB-SESM will open new advisory facilities on working conditions for commuters to Germany as from 1 May in Merzig in cooperation with the German Pension Association (DRV Bund)
German and French: http://www.ogbl.lu/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/aktuell_0312.pdf
German: http://deutschegrenzgaenger.lu/de/2012/04/19/deutsch-ab-mai-2012-neue ...

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