Today, Thursday 8 March 2018, saw the launch of a new reception service by the Labour and Mining Inspectorate (ITM) on the theme of equal pay for men and women.
Luxembourg Ministers, Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Equal Opportunities, and Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, have shown their support for the expansion of the ITM's offer in relation to equal pay.
Lydia Mutsch commented on the service: "Since the law establishing equal pay in Luxembourg, which I drafted together with the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, was voted on 15 December 2016, many things have changed. Luxembourg has moved from an 8.6% wage gap to 5.4% for women in 2017. But our commitment must continue." Indeed, the new law provides for the penalisation of pay inequalities based on sex, meaning that no employee can be discriminated against in terms of remuneration.
It was also in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Economy that a brochure and a leaflet on equal pay were drawn up in order to raise the awareness in the field.
This new service, which is aimed at both employees and employers, will operate at ITM counters in Esch-sur-Alzette, Diekirch, Strassen and Wiltz.
Moreover, an Info-Line on (+352) 247-76102 will be available every working day between 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-16:30.