Luxembourg's Economic Committee has confirmed that it recently granted requests for short-time work for 11,371 employees for the month of November 2021.

The Economic Committee met on Tuesday 26 October 2021 under the co-chairmanship of Luxembourg's Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Dan Kersch.

During this meeting, the committee granted thirteen out of 22 requests for short-time work for cases of force majeure due to the July floods. The remaining nine requests are pending the submission of further supporting evidence (i.e. information relating to the progress of the rehabilitation works of the company and the estimated date of reopening).

In October 2021, the Economic Committee granted 607 requests for short-time work for the month of November, in accordance with the legal provisions provided for in the Labour Code. 

The granted requests for the month of November concern 11,371 full-time employees. 

Moreover, the Economic Committee approved the extension of two sectoral job retention plans and kept a third in abeyance pending additional information. For the months of November and December 2021, the eligibility ceiling for granting short-time work for applications linked to an individual or sectoral job retention plan or a recovery plan will be 25% of the total working hours lost.

The Economic Committee also granted two requests relating to the legal provisions on early retirement.