Netherlands -New agreement in construction sector approved -April 17, 2012

The partners in bargaining in construction concluded an agreement by the end of March that was approved by the trade union members on 16 April. The agreement that is valid till 31 December 2012 leads to a pay increase of 1% in April 2012 combined with an extra prime of 0.25%. A further increase of 0.75% is for August. Travel allowances will be lifted to €0.32 per km. For the working time new models of flexible work will be introduced (calculated over a period of 13 weeks).

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