Cost of living Luxembourg

‘Wild West of Teleworking’ Photography Contest: winners!

Thanks to all of you who submitted photos of your home-office/kitchen-table/cupboard-under-the-stairs/garden IT setup and your increased bills and accommodation costs. We always appreciate your interaction and comments and you can still send us your teleworking photos and evidence of costs incurred: let us know where and how you are working! Continue reading ‘Wild West of Teleworking’ Photography Contest: winners!

Remote-working precedent: a workaround or a can of worms?

In January a call for expression of interest presented the possibility to work in a DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE [1]) unit in Luxembourg from any Commission site ‘for about six months’. As stated in the email, the initial Luxembourg-wide call had been unsuccessful, so this was a ‘plan B’ of sorts in these difficult times, a workaround.

Unfortunately, this quick fix opens a can of worms (there are so many issues here we almost didn’t know where to begin, hence the delay in writing this article. If you spot any additional issues, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll add them to this list!) Continue reading Remote-working precedent: a workaround or a can of worms?

Lunchtime seminar on correction coefficient for Luxembourg

Following our previous article on the introduction of a correction coefficient in Luxembourg, Generation 2004 organized a lunchtime conference on this topic in Luxembourg. Colleagues from Isprad and from Zimbabwe joined in via videoconference.

The presentation focused on the specific situation of Luxembourg, i.e. Continue reading Lunchtime seminar on correction coefficient for Luxembourg

Cost of living/Correction coefficient in Luxembourg

Our colleagues in Luxembourg are currently witnesses to a big discussion around the correction coefficients (CC) for our salaries and the potential introduction of an independent CC for Luxembourg. Currently, all existing CCs are benchmarked against the combination of the Belgium and Luxembourg costs of living. We would like to join that discussion and take the opportunity to explain the simplified[1] mechanisms behind the correction coefficients.

Changes to our salaries come mostly from two factors:

  1. The yearly salary update
  2. A correction coefficient (if you work outside Luxembourg and Brussels)

Continue reading Cost of living/Correction coefficient in Luxembourg