Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure LU-2020-43/1387 – Updated – 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|
|Measure added||02 November 2020 (updated 19 June 2023)|
During the COVID-19 crisis, teleworking was identified as essential for keeping companies in business and preventing social difficulties. Discussions between the two representative social partners, OGBL and LCGB, the employers' association UEL, and the Ministry of Labour and Employment led to a joint evaluation of telework at the level of the Economic and Social Council CES. From there, discussions continued between the social partners. An inter professional agreement was signed between the social partners in October 2020.
The agreement is applicable for three years and will cover all sectors of the Luxembourg economy, excluding transportation. The agreement mandates that teleworking must be:
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, and 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, measure LU-2020-43/1387 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-43_1387.html
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