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Government announced that workers will get an extra day's holiday in 2019. The current minimum nu... [more]

Government announced that workers will get an extra day's holiday in 2019. The current minimum number of holiday days in the country is 25. In addition, the annual Europe Day on 9 May will be added to the list of public holidays.

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With the signing of an amendment to Post Luxembourg's collective labour agreement that finally fo... [more]

With the signing of an amendment to Post Luxembourg's collective labour agreement that finally formalised a salary increase of 1.5% that was already agreed on in 2016, allowed unions to denounce the agreement and start new salary negotiations for Post Luxembourg employees. Trade union OGBL wants the working conditions of the post office employees brought back to those of state servants. At the moment half of the staff at Post Luxembourg has a public status and this work benefit from the conditions of the civil service while the other workers do not have this status. OGBL wants an end to the current wage inequality between the different categories of personnel and

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There are serious concerns about the future of the Dudelange site that currently employs 300 work... [more]

There are serious concerns about the future of the Dudelange site that currently employs 300 workers. While there are concrete plans for selling the steel plant, it is still uncertain who will buy the Dudelange site. And if the new owner will guaranty continuity in the sector. LCGB trade union quickly drew attention to the seriousness of the situation and risks associated with the sale.

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After 2.5 years of negotiating (see our September newsletter) unions and employers in the constru... [more]

After 2.5 years of negotiating (see our September newsletter) unions and employers in the construction sector reached an agreement on a new collective agreement for the sector. Union members voted in favour of signing the new agreement that includes the following improvements: an increase in tariff wages of 2.4%, a single premium of € 300, a rise in the end-of-year premium of 5% to 7%, a right to training for all employees, the granting of 27 days of leave and an end-of-year bonus for administrative employees.

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A second meeting of the LCGB and the OGBL trade unions before the National Conciliation Office (O... [more]

A second meeting of the LCGB and the OGBL trade unions before the National Conciliation Office (ONC) as part of the bargaining for the renewal of the collective agreement in construction took place on 19 September 2018. The unions stated that the employers took a step back by returning to their demand for an extension of the flexibility in the building sector and the claim of an increase in the maximum weekly working time.

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Trade union OGBL and the University of Luxembourg signed their first ever collective agreement. T... [more]

Trade union OGBL and the University of Luxembourg signed their first ever collective agreement. The collective agreement was worked out together by staff, union representatives and the university rectorate and governs the terms of employment for all staff. The agreement applies in the next three years to 1,760 workers: 1,260 who work in academia and research and 500 who work in administration, finance and technical services. Before there was only an agreement on working conditions that was concluded in 2015.

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Trade unions ALEBA, LCGB-SESF and OGBL-SBA and the bank Credem International have failed to reach... [more]

Trade unions ALEBA, LCGB-SESF and OGBL-SBA and the bank Credem International have failed to reach an agreement on a social plan for the employees after the bank announced the closure of its Luxembourg branch. According to the unions, the bank's proposal was below what is applied in similar situations and did not even correspond to a quarter of what is customary in the country’s banking sector. It is now up to the state conciliation office (ONC), responsible for arbitration when no agreement is reached, to act.

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The statistical office Statec announced an increase by 2.5% of the wages through a new round of i... [more]

The statistical office Statec announced an increase by 2.5% of the wages through a new round of indexation. The indexation keeps earnings in line with inflation. According to provisional results, the annual inflation index stood at 1.5% in July 2018, which, in turn, increased the average bi-annual index rate. The adaptation of the of the wages, salaries and pensions will enter into force on 1 August. Final and detailed results of the national consumer price index for July were published on 8 August.

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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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