Netherlands - Bargaining split in energy sector - June 22, 2011

There are now two collective agreements in the Durch energy sector – one for production and supply companies (PLB) and the other for network companies (NWB). There are similarities between these new agreements that both run for 24 months from 1 May 2011 to 1 May 2013: both apply a 1.5% overall pay increase in both 2011 and 2012, and both have contributions into a so-called benefit budget which workers can apply depending on their personal preference for particular benefits such as more leave. In the PLB agreement the benefit budget payments are 0.5% of salary in 2012 and 0.75% in 2012. The NWB payments are slightly less, with 0.5% in both years. Both agreements also raise the fee for personal development from €300 to €500. The PLB includes 1% of the paybill for employment measures while the NWB deal has 2% on this.



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 at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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