Netherlands - Agreement with guidelines on fair pay and security for temporary workers - October 31, 2017

Trade union FNV reached a deal for new rules under the ABU-collective agreement (temporary agency collective agreement), which includes guidelines on fair pay and security for temporary workers. Temporary work agencies are required to provide accurate and complete information on wages, surcharges and expenses as per the lender. And if the salary is not correct, temporary workers can claim money retroactively if the correct information is not provided. Temporary workers will also receive one more day of holiday (25 instead of 24). The ABU-agreement will run from 5 November 2017 until 1 June 2019 and applies to 700,000 temporary workers. A second temporary agency agreement (with the Association of Mediation and Employment Agencies NBBU) that applies to 70,000 other temporary workers also runs until 1 June 2019. The FNV tries to merge both agreements in future.

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