Petition 1041 requests that Luxembourg language courses be offered free of charge to Luxembourg residents
Free Luxembourgish language courses for residents, doping tests for the workplace and compulsory paper recycling for businesses are among the nine ideas proposed in the latest petitions.
Petition 1041 requests that Luxembourg language courses be offered free of charge to Luxembourg residents to ease access to such courses and help better integrate foreign nationals.
Petition 1056 calls for doping tests to be carried out on employees to ensure a more equal distribution of opportunities and protect health. “The risk of doping in the workplace is underestimated. It's not about grape sugar, coffee, guarana or valerian, it's all about different pills for stimulants that occupy the workplace,” the petitioner wrote, adding: “A law needs to be announced that prohibits doping in the workplace, allows unannounced doping controls and leads to punishments if violated.”
Petition 997, meanwhile, proposes that all companies be obliged to sort and recycle paper and cardboard waste.
Stability for researchers
The work of researchers in Luxembourg is currently precarious because of the use of five-year, fixed-term contracts, according to the author of petition 1053. “The current law forces researchers to leave the country after five years, to leave science or wait 20 months in order to start another five-year short-term contract,” the petitioner wrote. The petitioner said that currently “choosing to do a doctorate in Luxembourg is less well paid than in other sectors, doing many unpaid overtime and not having job security.” They said that many doctoral students eventually leave science to accept jobs for which they have not been trained or for which they are overqualified. “Investing in science and scientific training makes sense only if Luxembourg gives itself the means to keep its brains and to guarantee them the same rights to a stable job as any other citizen.”
Petition 998 asks for equal fiscal treatment in relation to residents and those with the status of a well-informed investor. and reduce pressure on land prices.
Can I sign a petition?
Anyone may sign a petition in Luxembourg provided they are aged 15 or over and have a social security card for Luxembourg. Petitions which garner 4,500 or more signatures will be debated in parliament.