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More leave, less discrimination

21.01.2016 From our online archive
Four new public petitions were declared admissible on Thursday, according to information from Marco Schank of the CSV to "Luxemburger Wort".

(ml/NG) Four new public petitions were declared admissible on Thursday, according to information from Marco Schank of the CSV to "Luxemburger Wort".

Petition 595 deals with the state-subsidised voucher system, known as “chèques services”, calling for an end to discrimination of government aid for childcare. Parents who entrust their children to a childminder would not be as financially well to do as those who rely on larger structures, it states.

Petition 596 was also adopted. Proposed by Maggy Wagner, President of Schrëtt fir Schrëtt, the petition advocates the introduction of conductive pedagogy which is a specialised method aimed at children with an intellectual disability. This form of education is based on more individualised support. The law of 2003, which regulates relations between the state and private schools, discriminates against children with special education needs, according to the author.

One petition rejected

Petition 593, which calls for an increase of leave for family reasons, was given the green light. The current regulation stipulates that parents of a young child who is sick have the right to two additional vacation days per year.

Petition 594 was also approved, which calls for the scope of caretaker ("syndic") actions be expanded in the future.

Petition 592, which argued for reimbursement of flash glucose monitoring as insulin treatment by the CNS, however, was rejected because there is already a similar petition. Two other petitions need to be supplemented, as the entries aren't complete.

Two public hearings

One of them calls for fines be calculated on the basis of income for breaches in road traffic regulations. The other petition is about a ban on advertising on radio and television on public holidays. Marco Schank feared that such a measure would be contrary to freedom of commerce.

Previously the petition on the recognition of Lyme disease as well as petition 575 on taxation of widowed individuals surpassed the hurdle of 4,500 signatures. The public hearings will take place on February 2-3.

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