CLA for Bank Employees: discussions continue

At a meeting on 1 March between the ALEBA, OGBL-SBA and LCGB-SESF joint union body and ABBL regarding the renewal of the Collective Labour Agreement for Bank Employees, ABBL put forward several new ideas and agreed to contact the unions to provide further details in the days that followed.

A comprehensive summary of its proposals was eventually provided by ABBL on Thursday 15 March. These matters, which primarily related to the subject of “Classification & Remuneration”, then served as the basis for a constructive discussion at the meeting held on 16 March between the ALEBA, OGBL-SBA and LCGB-SESF joint union body and ABBL.

ALEBA, OGBL-SBA and LCGB-SESF held an inter-union meeting on Tuesday 20 March to thoroughly examine the solutions and alternatives put forward by ABBL regarding a series of sticking points. While there appeared to be common ground on certain points (in particular new groups of roles), the unions provided the ABBL with a number of genuine, balanced counterproposals regarding the other points on 21 March.

These union counterproposals were discussed on the morning of Thursday 29 March. Where necessary, the unions provided clarification. The ABBL requested more time to analyse and attempt to enhance these counterproposals, and suggested discussing them further at the next negotiation meeting, scheduled for 9:00 on Thursday 19 April.

To continue to foster cordial relations for discussions between the parties, the ALEBA, OGBL-SBA and LCGB-SESF joint union body decided this morning to continue to refrain from issuing any further comments at this stage on the content of the negotiations and details of the items under discussion, until the next plenary meeting with the ABBL.


Issued by the ALEBA, OGBL-SBA and LCGB-SESF unions

Luxembourg, 29 March 2018


Press contacts:

ALEBA: Gilles STEICHEN, Vice-President ( or 46 40 10 267)

OGBL-SBA: Véronique EISCHEN, Member of the Executive Board ( or 26 49 69 423)

LCGB: Vincent JACQUET, Deputy Secretary General ( or 49 94 24 -238)