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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-16/1408 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 April 2020 – 24 June 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 November 2020 (updated 09 November 2020)|
This regulation plans to introduce a series of specific obligations that are to be applied by employers and employees during the state of sanitary emergency to take into account the exceptional circumstances related to the COVID-19 epidemic and to ensure the protection of the safety and health of employees in the face of this COVID-19 epidemic.
This regulation is made of three main articles. The first one concerns the obligations that are to be applied by employers in terms of safety of their employees at the workplace. It concerns health measures, organisational measures, rearrangement of work condition, etc.
The second one concerns the obligations that are to be applied by employees and their right to leave their workplace (with their colleagues) if they face a serious danger and what it implies (i.e.: if it occurs, the employer can't end the contract).
The third one specifies the inspections and penalties in case of a non-respect of these rules.
It concerns all the active population residents and cross-border workers.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Trade unions (OGBL and LCGB) participate in discussion, negotiation and decision with government, other trade unions, employer's federation, Labour and Mines Inspectorate, and occupational health. Trade-union especially proposed and participated in additional measures and rules to better protect employee during the sanitary crisis.
As these measures were negotiated all together there are in total agreement with it.
Eurofound (2020), New regulation on a series of occupational health and safety measures in the fight against COVID-19, measure LU-2020-16/1408 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-16_1408.html
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