Netherlands - Ruling on part-time workers’ pay while training - August 17, 2010

The Equal Treatment Commission has ruled that part-time workers should be fully paid for any work-related training they do. The case involved a part-time worker covered by the care sector agreement who worked 16 hours a week as a care assistant but who undertook a training course of 28.8 hours a week. The Commission agreed with the union that payment should be on the basis of the 28.8 hours and not on the basis of a special rate for trainees in the collective agreement. In this case it meant the monthly salary should be Euro 1,383 a month rather than Euro 1,060.




This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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