Belgium - Teachers in Flanders have a pay deal - February 28, 2018

The Flemish education ministry and the trade unions concluded a draft collective agreement. The deal includes a wage improvement, a demand that was crucial for the unions, as the last pay increase dates from 2003. Wages will be increased stepwise with 0.3% on 1 September 2018, resulting in 1.1% on 1 January 2021. The aim is to have a pay increase that is similar to the private sector. Besides, other provisions have been concluded to make the jobs in education more attractive for starters. Several leading persons in education had called in recent months for a campaign to be launched to the teaching profession among graduates.

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