Jean-Claude Reding, president of the employees' chamber, called for an appropriate taxation of stock options and capital gains at the New Year event.
Photo: Nader Ghavami/archives
Employees' association CSL: the middle classes are being squeezed
“The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle classes feel the pinch”, said Jean-Claude Reding, the president of the employee’s chamber (chambre des salariés-CSL) at the New Year’s event on Monday 8 January.
He added that the current economic growth levels should benefit everyone.
The risk of poverty has significantly increased, from 11% of the population in 2000 to 16% in 2017.
The CSL will also publish soon a report on the social impact of digitisation, on the risks and challenges. The report is done in collaboration with the employment ministry and the chamber of commerce. Reding underlined that the process of digitisation must be in line with employment law and social rights.
Concerning the “social dialogue” (relations between employers and employees), the CSL put forward its project of continued training of staff representatives, which is implemented by the Ecole supérieure du Travail, and which will be fully functional by 2019.