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The country’s statistics office expects wages and pensions to rise by 2.5% in 2020 because of the... [more]

The country’s statistics office expects wages and pensions to rise by 2.5% in 2020 because of the existing indexation that compensates workers for consumer price inflation. The increase is set for the first month of next year as the annual inflation rate for December was 1.7%, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies revealed.

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According to trade union ALEBA asset management firm KBC (with 42,000 employees worldwide and an ... [more]

According to trade union ALEBA asset management firm KBC (with 42,000 employees worldwide and an annual profit of €7.5 billion) is planning to cut all local jobs as part of a company restructuring. The 20 staff members will be laid off in 2020. This announcement, not yet confirmed by the company, comes just one month after other financial institutions also announced job slashes.

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Three trade union confederations criticised the Union of Luxembourgish Enterprises (UEL). The thr... [more]

Three trade union confederations criticised the Union of Luxembourgish Enterprises (UEL). The three urge the UEL to abandon its ‘empty chair’ policy at the Standing Committee on Labour and Employment. The unions also stated that the UEL's provocative attitude undermined their achievements of the last 40 years.

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Despite excellent results Cactus Management wants minor pay rises. The Independent Luxembourg Tra... [more]

Despite excellent results Cactus Management wants minor pay rises. The Independent Luxembourg Trade Union Confederation and the Luxembourg Confederation of Christian Trade Unions conveyed in a press release that there can be no collective agreement with Cactus because of the attitude of the management. The unions may fall back on ‘other union’ methods if necessary. The collective agreement affects 3,200 employees.

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Three of Luxembourg's biggest workers' unions have demanded a meeting with government over fears ... [more]

Three of Luxembourg's biggest workers' unions have demanded a meeting with government over fears that company representatives are withdrawing from labour talks. The OGBL union said that the Luxembourg Employers' Association (UEL) wished to pull out of the permanent labour talks committee, created to encourage three-party dialogues between workers, employers and the government.

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The majority union LCGB and the OGBL signed with FEDIL Security Services (employers' association)... [more]

The majority union LCGB and the OGBL signed with FEDIL Security Services (employers' association) the extension of the collective agreement for security and guard services. This agreement now guarantees 4,000 employees an increase in purchasing power and better working conditions.

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This agreement is applicable until end of December 2022 and will result in substantial improvemen... [more]

This agreement is applicable until end of December 2022 and will result in substantial improvements for the pilots employed by Europe’s leading all-cargo airline. Part of the agreement signed is a salary increase of 4% for the airline’s more than 500 pilots over the 4-year duration of the contract. Additionally, the new agreement includes significant improvements to the flight time limitations.

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The central bank's (BCL) consumer confidence indicator has gone up in May. But the factors making... [more]

The central bank's (BCL) consumer confidence indicator has gone up in May. But the factors making up the indicator have evolved differently. Households' expectations about their financial situation and their perceptions have increased while their expectations about the general economic situation have receded slightly. Their intended spending on major purchases has remained static. The consumer confidence is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the sum of all four components.

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The national workforce benefits from the highest hourly rate of compensation of any region in the... [more]

The national workforce benefits from the highest hourly rate of compensation of any region in the European Union, alongside Brussels. It came out on top of an EU ranking, with workers clocking up 44 euro an hour of pay and benefits in 2016 on average. It was also far above the EU average of 23 euro per hour. The latest figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat include wages, salaries and employer’s social contributions. In contrast, workers were paid below 4 euro per hour in three regions in Bulgaria (Severe tsentralen, Severozapaden and Yuzhen tsentralen), and one region of Romania (Nord-Est).

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Data by Eurostat show that the country shares the lowest number of women working as scientists an... [more]

Data by Eurostat show that the country shares the lowest number of women working as scientists and engineers in Europe with Hungary. Despite the effort to push for more gender equality and inclusion, only 25% of scientists and engineers are women. The average across Europe is 41%. Women are also underrepresented in politics with only 20% of ministerial posts occupied by women and less than one-third female parliamentarians.

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