Luxembourg - Union OGBL wants legal protection for trainees - February 28, 2018

In a meeting with the employment minister on 6 February, trade union OGBL demanded protection and social right for trainees. The number of voluntary traineeships is on the rise but according to the union there is no legal framework whatsoever to protect young people who want to gain work experience. The OGBL demands legislation to protect these trainees, by introducing clear and precise qualitative criteria to be fulfilled in a traineeship and to introduce a guarantee that the traineeship serves an educational purpose for young people. Furthermore, trainee periods should be covered by some sort of social protection, such as including the period in pension calculations, being covered by health insurance and fixing an adequate remuneration for the trainees.

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