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The Chambre des Députés, the country’s parliament, approved a new act that introduces a social in... [more]

The Chambre des Députés, the country’s parliament, approved a new act that introduces a social inclusion income scheme (REVIS). The scheme will replace the current guaranteed minimum income (RMG, Revenu Minimum Garanti). The final text of the act was published on 30 July 2018; the act enters into force in January 2019, with some 20,000 people (4,000 households) affected. The act is to be assessed by 2022.

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In the middle of a collective bargaining dispute in the construction industry, workers organised ... [more]

In the middle of a collective bargaining dispute in the construction industry, workers organised two rallies to support demands for more wages and better working conditions. The last collective agreement expired in 2016 and for the new agreement workers and their union are demanding an increase of 4.5% in real wages. Some 3,000 workers took part in two demonstrations in order to stand up for their collective agreement. The unions have called for mediation by the national mediation office ONC that is in charge of resolving collective disputes on working conditions, as well as settling collective labour conflicts during bargaining.

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Luxair signed a collective agreement with trade unions OGBL and NGL-SNEP. Under the agreement wor... [more]

Luxair signed a collective agreement with trade unions OGBL and NGL-SNEP. Under the agreement workers will earn a single bonus of 600 euro. A new profit sharing bonus will also be introduced, which means that all employees will receive an additional payment that is calculated in relation to the company's profitability. The Luxembourg Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (LCGB) has not signed the new agreement.

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The statistical office Statec came up with publications that provide an overview of the distribut... [more]

The statistical office Statec came up with publications that provide an overview of the distribution of the recent economic growth. Over the 2003-2015 period, the wealthiest households benefited more from the fruits of economic growth. The growth was therefore not equally distributed over rich and poor. The analysis shows that inequality cannot be summarised only by the indices of inequality or risk of poverty, because these are too global. After 2013, the redistribution has become more equal. In a report, dedicated to the recent economic evolution, it is said that average wages increased 2.8% in 2017, and are expected to increase with 1.9% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019.

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After weeks of negotiations, the trade unions concluded a social plan for Nordea Bank's division ... [more]

After weeks of negotiations, the trade unions concluded a social plan for Nordea Bank's division that was presented in a joint statement. ALEBA, LCGB and OGBL, the trade unions for financial services, reached an agreement with the management. The bank will drop initial plans to use a capping system to compensate nearly 150 staff members, who stand to lose jobs when Nordea's private banking operations are transferred to Swiss bank UBS.

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Negotiations a new collective agreement on salaries and benefits for health sector workers that h... [more]

Negotiations a new collective agreement on salaries and benefits for health sector workers that has been going on for years remains deadlocked. Trade union OGBL have organised a strike committee that is preparing for a strike. According to the OGBL their demands (including a salary rise and upgrading of careers) would only be accepted in return for worse working times.

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After 18 months of tense negotiations, the trade unions OGBL, LCGB, and Aleba reached a breakthro... [more]

After 18 months of tense negotiations, the trade unions OGBL, LCGB, and Aleba reached a breakthrough in the discussions of a collective agreement with the banking association ABBL. The bargaining result will introduce new classification and remuneration systems and has a clause that will lead to an increase of the June 2018 bonuses by 10%. It includes an improvement in flexible working hours and training of employees in the sector. The trade unions had increased the pressure on the ABBL in recent weeks. The agreement affects approximately 15,000 people in the sector. The negotiators decided to set up a sector-wide joint committee with the mandate to decide on issues such as employee functions being incorrectly defined.

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Trade unions ALEBA, LCGB-SESF and OGBL announce in a joint press statement that an agreement was ... [more]

Trade unions ALEBA, LCGB-SESF and OGBL announce in a joint press statement that an agreement was reached between the various stakeholders in the insurance sector. The agreement, signed on 16 May 2018 after several months of negotiations, will be effective in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The collective agreement introduces a number of benefits, such as bonuses, an increase of the salary scales for new hires, the increase of guaranteed pay rises over a three-year period and the right to training.

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The University of Luxembourg and the Chambre des Salariés (employee’s chamber - CSL) have renewed... [more]

The University of Luxembourg and the Chambre des Salariés (employee’s chamber - CSL) have renewed their partnership to research well-being at work through to 2022. This means that the university's Quality of Work Index continues. This study has been recording employees' feelings of work for six years, with a focus on requirements and expectations at work, work schedules, collaboration with colleagues, continuous and promotional training as well as making corporate level decisions.

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Trade unions OGBL and FNCTTFEL left the negotiating table as talks with management over working c... [more]

Trade unions OGBL and FNCTTFEL left the negotiating table as talks with management over working conditions reached a deadlock. The unions call on the government to intervene. Main of dispute is the fact that rest periods between shifts are 11 hours with shifts lasting up to 13 hours. The unions claim that this is incompatible with the security demands imposed on a tramway especially considering staff have long journeys to get to work.

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