Members back new childcare agreement

Netherlands Netherlands
Workers in the childcare sector have given their backing to a new collective agreement that will run until 31 December 2014. The deal was a long time coming with the employers rejecting the last two agreements leaving the sector with an updated agreement for over 18 months. There will be increases of 1% from August this year and a further 1% from next February, with lump sums of €200 in March 2014 and €150 in September 2014. The end-of-year bonus will be abolished in 2014 replace by a general 2% wage increase. The agreement also covers flexibility of working hours and issues related to the safety and quality of care.
Read more at > FNV Abvakabo (NL)

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