The Democratic Party (DP) on Monday unveiled new parts of their election programme, focusing on education, childcare and family life.
One of their central aims is to expand childcare facilities and increase work flexibility to improve the everyday lives of families.
Minister of Education, Children and Youth Claude Meisch argued that the administration has managed to bring about a real paradigm shift in the past couple of years, citing financial relief for parents through partially free access to nurseries, day cares, and school books as examples. The next step, according to Meisch, is now ensuring that everyone actually has access to a daycare spot.
The DP also demands that paternal leave be further increased from ten to 15 days while parental leave should be raised by another three months. Parents should have the right to part-time work while society overall has to move away from 40-hour work weeks, DP officials noted.