Belgium - Metal workers have a deal - May 31, 2017

The metal workers unions reached an agreement on pay for the period 2017-2018. The deal includes an improvement of the purchase power of 1.1% (as of 1 July 2017). Special attention will be paid to the minimum wages and the pay of youngsters. The supplementary pensions will be uplifted with 0.1%. The deal also provides an improvement of the individual vocational training rights.

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