The elections, which take place every five years, were initially planned for November 2018 but were postponed to February or March 2019, according to a parliament statement published on Monday.
The rescheduling was done to avoid “elections of staff representatives as well as representatives of the Chambre des Salariés from losing visibility vis-à-vis the legislative elections that will take place on 14 October, 2018, which risk monopolising the attention of the population,” the statement read.
The postponement was discussed in parliament on Monday. The chamber is one of the five professional chambers in Luxembourg. It counts 60 members, who are elected by the 480,000 or so private sector workers and pensioners in Luxembourg. Its main task is to give an opinion on any legislation concerning employees.