The FNV and other trade unions have negotiated a collective agreement covering workers in provincial councils that will run to 31 December this year (backdated to 1 January). Salaries rise by EUR 50 from 1 January 2021 with a further increase of 1.2% from 1 July. There will also be a one-off payment of EUR 750 (pro-rata for part timers) on 1 September in appreciation of the flexibility shown during the corona crisis. The agreement also includes provision to ensure sustainability of employment covering parental leave, measures to support older workers and help for employees facing major life events. In the lead up to negotiations for the next agreement there will be a joint examination of support for workers in the period up to state pension age and changing working methods, including telework, looking at, among other things, the facilitation and reimbursement of costs.
New collective agreement covering provincial councils
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