L-R: Gilles Feith, CEO of Luxair SA; François Bausch, Deputy PM, Mobility Minister; Patrick Dury, LCGB national president; Nora Back, OGB-L national president; Dan Kersch, Deputy PM, Labour Minister; Credit: MTEESS

The Luxembourg State, represented by Deputy Prime Ministers François Bausch and Dan Kersch, and Luxair SA signed an agreement on Tuesday on a temporary loan of labour, which will safeguard the jobs of around 69 Luxair employees.

Luxair had previously informed the government that it would not be able to guarantee employment for a certain number of its employees beyond the period covered by the ongoing job retention plan. The company thus identified 69 employees who could be temporarily assigned to the services of the Luxembourg State, for a maximum period of five years (although this can be renewed).

The Luxembourg State and the national aviation company had already concluded various agreements on a temporary loan of labour during the COVID-19 health crisis. A total of 138 Luxair employees are currently assigned to the Ministry of Health, the ADEM umeployment agency, the National Archives of Luxembourg and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, as part of such agreements.

The costs of these temporary labour loans will be borne by the Employment Fund (Fonds pour l'emploi).