Luxembourg -Reform in company level bargaining coming up -February 11, 2013

A draft legislation reforming company level representation has been sent to parliament and is expected to be voted before the summer. The law sets out a reform of the country’s joint committee policy, which has been on the political agenda since the end of the 1990s. Joint committees consist of equal numbers of employer and employee representatives and offer a place for negotiations on the company’s HRM and health & safety policies. The law abolishes the joint committees and shifts the responsibility to the staff representation (works councils), who will receive greater legal protection than currently, as well as more dispensation from normal work.

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