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Luxembourg's social elections will be held on 12 March 2024

Last time updated
04.01.24
Source: Phil Scroggs, Unsplash

Source: Phil Scroggs, Unsplash

The election season started last June, when the people of the Grand Duchy voted for local government representatives. The next step was the state elections, and now the social elections are next. The season will end on 9 June 2024 with the European elections.

Social elections are an important instrument of political influence in a country. They allow everyone in the country, regardless of gender, age, profession or background, to elect staff delegations in companies with more than 15 employees. But more importantly, the voters will form the Chamber of Employees (CSL). This is an elected body of 60 representatives.

The Chamber of Employees is a financially backed organisation that has the right to advise on or challenge legislation if it concerns Luxembourg's professional sector.

CSL elections represent a real opportunity for non-residents and non-nationals to influence political life. Prime Minister Luc Frieden regretted back in December that these categories of residents are too few in representative bodies whose seats are held predominantly by Luxembourgers. Quite a fair comment for a country in which a large part of the labour force comes from other countries.

The uniqueness of the election is that voters vote on two ballots at once. This year 9 unions are represented on the lists: LCGB (1), OGBL (2), Aleba (3), FGFC (4), Syprolux (5), SEA (aviation sector) (6), NGL-SNEP (7), CLSC (8) and Neutrale Verband Gemeng Lëtzebuerg (9).

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Last time updated
04.01.24

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Authors: Aleksandr

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