Confederations back national private sector agreement

Belgium
Members of the three trade union confederations have voted by large majorities in favour of the national private sector agreement for 2009-2010. The agreement provides for the maintenance of the indexation of wages in line with price increases but on top of this workers will get up to €125 in 2009 and up to €250 in 2010. Employers will also cover more of employees’ travel-to-work costs, up from the current 60% to 75%. The agreement also includes extra help for the unemployed, a reduction in electricity bills and a government commitment to increase investment in the public services. [Read more at > FGTB (FR)->http://www.fgtb.be/code/fr/fram004.htm] [And at > ABVV (NL)->http://www.fgtb.be/code/nl/fram004.htm] [And at > ACV (NL)->http://www.acv-online.be/Actualiteit/Nieuws/Detail/OntwerpIPAgoedgekeurd.asp] [And at > CSC (FR)->http://www.csc-en-ligne.be/Actualite/Nouvelles/details/aip_approuve.asp] [And at > ACLVB (NL)->http://www.aclvb.be/publicaties/nieuws/nieuwsitem/detail/aclvb-keurt-zonder-euforie-het-interprofessioneel-akkoord-goed.html] [And at > CGSLB (FR)->http://www.cgslb.be/publicaties/nieuws/nieuwsitem/detail/aclvb-keurt-zonder-euforie-het-interprofessioneel-akkoord-goed.html]

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