Provincial government agreement out for consultation and vote

Netherlands

The FNV and other trade unions have negotiated a new collective agreement in provincial government which will now be subject to a ballot of members. If approved it will run for 18 months from 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2025. Employees will see an average increase in pay of more than 7.5% in two steps: an increase of €25 or 4.25% from 1 January 2024 and 2.5% from 1 September 2024. As of 1 January 2024, the minimum wage will be €16 gross per hour. There is a range of other changes, including a new internship allowance, changes to pensions and retirement, new procedure relating so social safety, increases to other allowances, and measures to tackle heavy workloads and reduce the use of flexible contracts.

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