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International School ISL calls in mediator over salary talks

International School ISL calls in mediator over salary talks

by CS 16.12.2019 From our online archive
No new deal yet after collective work agreement expired in August 2018
Photo: Anouk Antony
Photo: Anouk Antony

The International School of Luxembourg has sought the help of a mediator to help break a stalemate in salary negotiations with its 290 employees.

The school’s last collective work agreement expired at the end of August 2018 but so far ISL management, labour unions and staff representatives have failed to reach a new deal.

The agreement regulates salaries, stipends for extracurricular activities, night work,  on-call duty compensation for technical and maintenance staff, annual leave, and transport allowances for overseas recruits.

ISL "does not reject, as a whole, claims for salary improvements", the school said in a statement, but added that it wishes to make structural changes to salary scales.

The National Conciliation Office – an independent mediator – will now step in to help both sides reach a compromise.

The school – located in Merl – has 1,400 students from more than 50 nationalities at its lower and upper school divisions.

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