Bargaining focuses on purchasing power and jobs

Belgium
Unions in the non-profit sector, covering a range of health and social services, are starting negotiations over a new federal agreement with their main focus on protecting purchasing power and increasing employment. There has been a review of occupations in the sector and on the basis of these changes in job descriptions, unions are looking for a new pay structure and arrangements that will provide progression over a career and will take account of length of service. In order to tackle the increase in workloads and stress, particularly in health sector jobs, the unions are looking for an increase in employment that will also allow employees to adjust their hours and secure a better work-life balance. [Read more at > SETCA (FR)->http://www.setca.org/News/Pages/Non-Marchandaccordsfederauxlemomentestvenu.aspx] [And in Dutch at > BBTK->http://www.bbtk.org/nieuws/Pages/SocialProfitnutijdvoorfederaleakkoorden.aspx]

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