Bettel to tax cross border workers for not tipping restaurant staff

Xavier Bettel this morning proposed a new law which would see tax reforms come in that would make up for lost revenue from lack of bar and restaurant staff tips.

Under the new law, French cross border workers would be penalised when crossing the border by being made to put at least 2 euros into a tip box located at the side of the motorway where border posts are, or on the final train stations platforms just inside the Luxembourg borders.

A government spokesman said “The fact is that the French are well known for giving little, or no tips. With all the money they earn here, they should be tipping bar and restaurant staff much better, but they don’t. So we will reclaim that money at the border.”

Chambre des députés to discuss banning French people from restaurants 

Local politicians will meet today to discuss the potential banning of French people from Luxembourg’s restaurants. 

It comes after a petition signed by over 10,000 restaurant workers was brought to parliament for debate.

The primary reason for the petition was all about the lack of tips given by French customers. 

Benelux News visited one of the restaurants that signed the petition. 

“The French people simply don’t tip.” said one waitress. “They only come to Luxembourg for the money and the benefits, but never leave a tip. Because of this, we don’t want them here any more.”

Benelux News will keep you updated with more details as they come in.