Luxembourg -Still use of reduced working hours -May 28, 2014

Although the economic indicators are relatively positive the employment outlook is still not promising. Government authorities granted 20 applications by companies to place workers under reduced working hours.

Although the economic indicators are relatively positive the employment outlook is still not promising. Government authorities granted 20 applications by companies to place workers under reduced working hours. A total of 29 applications were filed in May, compared to 33 in April, and 20 were given the go-ahead. Out of a total number of 3,299 employees at the 20 companies, some 1,800 will work under reduced working hours starting June, with the state compensating workers for lost wages. The measure aims at helping businesses who are experiencing financial difficulties, either because of a difficult economic climate or structural issues.

 

English: http://www.wort.lu/en/business/luxembourg-labour-market-1-800-employees ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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