Factsheet for case LU-2020-43/1387 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 20 October 2020|
|Type||Bipartite collective agreements|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Case created||02 November 2020|
During the COVID-19 crisis, teleworking has been identified as a vital pillar to keep companies working and prevent social hardship. Discussions between the two representative social partners OGBL and LCGB and the employer association UEL, together with the Ministry of Work and Employment, led in a first instance to a joint assessment on teleworking at the level of the Economic and Social Council CES. From there, discussions continued between the social partners and an inter-professional agreement could have been signed between the social partners in October 2020.
Applied for a period of three years and covering all sectors in Luxembourg (with the exception of transport), the agreement provides a definition of teleworking:
All employees in the private sector (with the exception of transport sector) and covered by the Code of Work are concerned.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
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||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The agreement is a social partner initiative within the Economic and Social Committee. The two representative trade unions OGBL and LCGB, as well as the employer association UEL signed the agreement.
The agreement is based on a social partner initiative and they were highly supportive of a joint agreement.
Eurofound (2020), Agreement on a teleworking regime, case LU-2020-43/1387 (measures in Luxembourg), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.