Netherlands -Collective agreement in primary care -April 17, 2013

Trade unions Abvakabo and CNV Publieke Zaak have reached a collective agreement covering staff in primary care, with the exception of general practitioners, apprentice GPs and directors. The agreement, which lasts from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013, contains a wage increase of 1.75% from 1 April onwards. Employers and unions also agreed that the employers will pay to all obligatory trainings for employees, which will be done during working time or paid time outside working hours.


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