Luxembourg construction workers to be registered as “Artists”

Luxembourg government today made the decision to change the status of road and construction workers from Civil Servants, to Artists.

The unusual decision was made based on the amount of time it takes to finish a project.

A government spokesman said: “Based on the amount of time it takes to finish the average small road or construction project, we have made this decision in order to showcase the works from these ‘nouveau artistes’ to local businesses, citizens and tourists passing in the streets. It gives them an opportunity to see and hear real street art while going about their daily business.”

Another spokesman said: “The fact is, good art takes time. And with the amount of time it takes them to complete even the smallest of projects, it certainly should be a work of art. By handing this issue over to the Ministry of Culture, we are supporting local artists and workers at the same time.”