Belgium - Unions secure additional agreement in health sector - March 6, 2011

Despite lengthy opposition of some employers’ federations, the trade unions representing workers in the federal health sector have negotiated a “mini-agreement” that provides €50 million of extra funding for 2011. This will go towards creating 400 jobs and improving pay and conditions. The jobs will ensure that vacant posts are filled and will be targeted at parts of the sector that did not benefit from the employment measures in the 2005-2010 agreement. The extra funds will also ensure that more workers will get supplementary payments for working after 19.00 as well as going towards the second pillar pension scheme. In due course, the agreement will be integrated in the sectoral collective agreement.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/409

Dutch: http://www.bbtk.org/nieuws/Pages/gezondheidszorgsocialeakkoord ...

French: http://www.setca.org/News/Pages/secteurfederauxsanteminiaccordsocial ...

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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