The Government agrees on the Bill introducing one additional statutory bank holiday and one extra statutory annual paid day’s leave

15 Jan 2019


Dorothée David

When it met on 11 January 2019, the Council of Government approved the bill modifying articles L. 232-2 and L. 233-4 of the Labour Code and article 28-1 of the modified law of 16 April 1979 establishing the general status of civil servants, (hereinafter referred to as the “Bill”) designed to increase the number of statutory bank holidays and statutory annual paid leave.

According to the Summary of work dated 11 January 2019, the changes proposed by the Bill are designed to:

  • declare Europe Day, 9 May, a statutory public holiday and, 
  • increase statutory leave, currently set at 25 days, to 26 days a year for employees in the private sector and civil servants.

The Bill must now be submitted to the Chamber of Deputies so that it can be debated, voted on and published in the Mémorial. A detailed Newsflash will be released once the Bill has been submitted.

As far as municipal officials are concerned, it is noted that the legal texts will be adapted by a draft Grand-Ducal regulation modifying the modified Grand-Ducal regulation of 21 October 1987 on working hours and annual leave for municipal officials, approved by the Council of Government on 11 January 2019.