Wage boost for workers in disability care and blood services


The 200000 workers covered by the disability care collective agreement are getting a phased pay increase of 10% on top of the 3.2% already paid in May this year, negotiated by the FNV and NU’91 trade unions. There will be two increases of 3% on 1 September and 1 December (both with a €80 minimum) and in 2024, there will be two further increases of 2% in June and December (both with a minimum of €55). The travel allowance will be doubled from 8 cents to 16 cents per kilometer. Meanwhile, after difficult negotiations, unions at the Sanguin blood services non-profit company, including FNV, have negotiated a 12-month agreement that will deliver a 13.75% increase for the lowest paid. There will be a 1% increase on salaries backdated to 5 February, with a minimum increase of €150 a month and there will be a further 5% increase on 1 November 2023. Sanquin employs more than 2,000 people and the new collective labour agreement runs from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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