Netherlands - Innovative draft agreement in metal and engineering - November 19, 2009

An innovative draft collective agreement has been concluded in the metal and engineering sector, covering about 400,000 workers and 35,000 employers, and running from 1 December 2009 to 31 March 2011. The wage increase for 2010 will have the character of temporary working days or "anti crisis days" (ACDs), awarded to a maximum of 3.5 days. Latest 1 October 2010, employers can change these days into a payment of 1.5%. On 1 February 2011, the actual wage scales will be lifted by 1.5%. In October 2010, the unions and the employers' association will decide whether the ACD arrangement will be continued in 2011. If so, the wage increase as of 1 February 2011 will not be materialized.

English: message EUCOBAN network European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF)



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