Netherlands -New collective agreement for water authority -July 11, 2012

After lengthy negotiations, the water authority and trade unions CNV, FNV and the Unie signed a new collective agreement that will apply from 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2013. The agreement includes a 1% pay increase in 2012 and 3% in 2013 through the so-called ‘individual choice budget’. In this budget, employees can choose the programmes for which they want to save, like additional pension or extra paid leave. The initial agreement included a 1% pay increase in 2012 and a 1% increase in the individual choice budget in 2012, but the former was renegotiated at the request of the employers. Agreements were also reached with regard to more flexible working hours and reimbursement of costs of commuting.

Dutch: http://www.mijnvakbond.nl/Stemmen-CAO-Waterschappen?referrer=693 http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/cao%27s/Alle-Cao%27s/waterschappen ...

 

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