Training Session

Mar 14, 2023
10:00 AM


Mar 14, 2023
12:00 PM
Where ?
Arendt House / also live online (webex)
41 Avenue John F. Kennedy
L-2082 Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Who ?


Participants who attend overall 6 hours will gain solid knowledge of the legal framework concerning the staff delegation. They will get a very good grasp of the practical questions possibly arising about the relations between the employer and the staff delegation.

Furthermore, they learn about the role of trade unions and about negotiation of collective agreements. 

The session is part of the 3-module training "Interaction with employees' delegates and with trade unions".

Participation to all 3 sessions is recommended but not mandatory. 


Module 3: 

Trade Unions

  • What are they and what is their role ?
  • Trade Union landscape in Luxembourg
  • A glance at employer organisations

Freedom of association

  • Principles of non-discrimination and non-retaliation
  • Trade-union activity by individual employees

Means of action of Trade Unions

  • Rights and competences outside of the company
  • Rights and inside the company
  • Right to strike

Negotiation of collective agreements

  • Introduction
    • Purpose of collective agreements
    • Scope of application of collective agreements
    • Status of senior managers
    • Relationship with employment contract and other legal instruments
  • Negotiation and re-negotiation
    • Parties to a collective agreement
    • Negotiation procedure
    • Duration and denunciation
  • Content of collective agreements
    • Mandatory clauses
    • Optional clauses
  • Impact of a transfer of undertaking

Other types of negotiations

  • National agreements
  • Company-level agreements and “subordinate” agreements
  • Job retention plans
  • Collective redundancies and redundancy plans

Conciliation procedures in Luxembourg

  • Role and attributions of the Office National de Conciliation
  • Procedure and outcome



Jean-Luc Putz (Partner, Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits, Arendt & Medernach)

Target Group

Human resources professionals, lawyers specialising in company law, or anyone with HR responsibilities.

(Note that the session as presented above does not address members of the staff delegation).


2 hours 

Point of attention

The session is part of the 3-module training series on staff delegation/ trade unions. Participation to all 3 sessions is recommended but not mandatory. 





Should you attend all 3 episodes (February/ March 2023) we apply a rebate of 100 € to the overall budget (same person of an organisation).


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