Agreement reached in childcare sector

Netherlands
The FNV Abvakabo and CNV Publieke Zaak public service federations have negotiated a new collective agreement covering 95,000 childcare workers. The two-year agreement is backdated to 1 January 2012 and includes three pay increases – 2% on 1 May 2012, 1.5% on 1 January 2013 and 0.5% on 1 June 2013. There are also provisions covering health management, career planning and counselling. Unions and employers will also work together on issues related to ethics and quality in childcare. [Read more at > FNV Abvakabo (NL)->http://www.abvakabofnv.nl/nieuws/nieuws/akkoord-cao-kinderopvang] [And at > CNV Publieke Zaak (NL)->http://www.mijnvakbond.nl/Akkoord-CAO-Kinderopvang?referrer=266]