I CAN GIVE IMPETUS TO THE INFLUENCE OF
SALARIED EMPLOYEES IN POLITICAL DEBATES
,
I AM VOTING!

The Chambre des salariés (CSL) uphold the interests of over 500,000 registered employees. It represents all salaried and apprentice staff working in Luxembourg, resident or borderer, as well as retired persons who worked in Luxembourg.

The CSL is your voice in the legislative process and in an important number of socio-economic institutions in the country.

I WANT TO MAINTAIN MY LEVEL OF PURCHASING POWER,
I AM VOTING!

In order to counter trends that reduce social security, the CSL draws position papers in the socio-economic sphere. It highlights economic and social trends that salaried employees must monitor attentively, such as asset redistribution, inflation, wage costs, etc.

The CSL makes regular contributions in this area concerning the legitimacy of the “index” that ensures continued decent levels of purchasing power. It has shown that the “index” does not negatively impact the competitiveness of Luxembourg’s companies.

It has also shown that inequalities have increased in Luxembourg and that political measures to counteract this trend are needed.

I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY RETIREMENT,
I AM VOTING!

The CSL designates your representatives in Social Security institutions such as the National Pension Fund and the National Health Fund.

It draws up objectively supported positions to maintain and expand Social Security services.

In the debate on pensions, it has illustrated that there are alternatives to the social dismembering policies implemented by the last reform.

I INTEND TO PROTECT MY SOCIAL ENTITLEMENTS,
I AM VOTING!

Before Parliament can vote on a law affecting salaried and retired persons, the Government must transmit the bill to the CSL so that it can formulate an opinion. It can also draw up bills by its own initiative.

As such, the CSL is fully associated with the legislative process. It produces around 80 opinions each year, dealing with areas such as the economy, taxes, social security, labor
law, housing, the environment, education and professional training, etc.

In one recent example, a CSL opinion criticized the reform of family allowances because it reduces the amounts due to families with several children and does not provide a mechanism to automatically adjust the amounts.

I WANT TO BE INFORMED ABOUT MY RIGHTS,
I AM VOTING!

The CSL publishes electronic brochures and newsletters that explain salaried employees’ rights in the areas of:

  • layoffs;
  • paid leave;
  • pensions;
  • illness;
  • taxes;
  • etc.

You’ll find answers to your day-to-day questions and model forms for applications or for filing claims with your employer or the Government.

The CSL also publishes information in summary form on the social networks.

These publications are available on the market at modest prices or can be downloaded for free at: www.csl.lu

I WORRY ABOUT MY FUTURE AND THAT OF MY CHILDREN,
I AM VOTING!

The CSL participates in organizing initial training and further education programs.

Fully aware that unemployment is closely linked to lack of training and in order to counter this the CSL offers a wide range of training at all levels, and which integrates different concepts, including evening and daytime training courses, introductory and advanced seminars, university level training in conjunction with foreign establishments, skill certification programs, validation of experience acquired outside of formal education, etc.

This encompasses a wide range of subjects: accounting, legal, IT, social skills, human resources, finance, etc.