Luxembourg - EU employees see erosion of working conditions - June 30, 2016

It is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit highly qualified staff to work in the European Institutions in Luxembourg because salaries are no longer competitive, a trade union has complained. Currently, 12,000 people are employed within these European Institutions, making it the second biggest employer in the country. But, according to Union Syndicale Luxembourg, as rising housing and living costs eat into the purchasing power of staff, certain grades of ‘employees of the EU no longer want to work in Luxembourg and those who do will leave at the first opportunity’. The union also criticised the growing practice of recruiting highly qualified temporary staff on salaries below the minimum wage for a qualified manual worker.

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