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Tension mounts on Eurofoil’s side

Employees of the company specializing in the transformation of aluminum into packaging protested on Tuesday in front of the factory headquarters in Dudelange. At issue: social restrictions imposed without consultation.

Employees of the company specializing in the transformation of aluminum into packaging protested on Tuesday in front of the factory headquarters in Dudelange. At issue: social restrictions imposed without consultation.

(pj with Nadia Di Pillo) The rag is burning between the management of the Eurofoil company and some of its staff. Established in the Grand Duchy for nearly four decades, the company was thus part of a protest movement on Tuesday morning in which around a hundred people participated. According to the OGBL, the management of Eurofoil terminated the collective agreement and presented a “catalog of completely unacceptable demands”.

And it begins with the loss of extra-legal days of rest for a return to the 26 annual days, the transition to 8-hour days (compared to 7:30 am currently), or even a reduction in the payment of hours worked on the occasion of public holidays.


Statec foresees a rebound in activity in Luxembourg for this third quarter, after six very gloomy first months. But the country’s future situation remains intimately linked to the evolution of the covid crisis.


What also triggered the anger on the side of the representatives of the LCGB: “In recent months, the management of the company has reduced the number of employees through individual dismissals, the non-renewal of contracts or the termination of temporary contracts. The remaining employees are committed to exceptional performance in order to compensate for the current staff shortage, ”comments Union Secretary Marc Kirchen.

Decreasing workforce

The LCGB union calls for the development of an industrial project to ensure the long-term maintenance of full employment in the company located in the Riedgen industrial zone. “This project must involve real investments that go beyond the rehabilitation and routine maintenance of existing installations. The recovery of the financial situation should not and cannot be achieved by cuts in social services, ”said the LCGB representative.

The factory, which has had up to 300 employees, has several furnaces for melting aluminum and five rolling mills allowing it to achieve the desired sheet thicknesses for the production of packaging sheets (especially for packaging). ‘food). The group has two other sites in Europe, Rugles (in France) and Berlin (in Germany).


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