Netherlands - Building workers have their collective agreement - April 30, 2018

Negotiations between BouwendNederland and other employers’ organisations in construction and the trade unions have led to an agreement. The collective agreement came into effect on 1 April 2018 and expires on 31 December 2019. The deal includes a pay increase per 1 August 2018 of 2.35% and another increase per 1 July 2019 of 3%. Bonuses and other allowances will increase with the same percentage. Extra attention will be paid to vocational training and a return to the industry of workers that left during the crisis. Social partners will jointly address the government to create a flexible retirement for workers in demanding jobs.

Read on: in Dutch …   On labour shortages: in English …   The deal: in Dutch …

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