Belgium -End to status discrimination between blue and white collar workers in sight -July 11, 2013

After a government compromise in June, the constitutional Court has now ruled that the status of blue and white collar needs to be harmonised, ending a century of discrimination. The harmonisation implies that blue collar workers’ notice periods will be extended, trial periods abolished and all days of sickness will be paid, from the first day onwards. The labour council still needs to rule on the calculation of annual leave, wage and salary payments, as well as short term work, which were all different for blue collar from white collar workers.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/belgium-ends-historic-discrimination ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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