1 January 2015 will mark another step forward towards the harmonisation of the status manual worker – non-manual worker. From that date onwards, it will prohibited to introduce in the existing pension schemes a difference in treatment between manual and non-manual workers or to create a new pension scheme containing a difference in treatment between manual and non-manual workers.
Certain exceptions may occur to this prohibition. Furthermore, the differences in treatment which have been introduced prior to 1 January 2015, under certain conditions will be maintained until 31 December 2024 at the latest.
For more information on this subject, I refer to our Infoflash of 28/04/2014. .
If you want to introduce a supplementary pension scheme in your company, please do not hesitate to contact our partner Viaxis by email (FR: Ebfr@viaxis.be / NL:firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (FR: 04/232.80.51 / NL: 02/629.78.08).
Source: Act of 5 May amending the retirement and survivor's pension and introducing the transitional allowance in the salaried workers pension scheme and propagating the phasing out of differences in treatment based on the distinction between manual and non-manual workers in the field of supplementary pensions (Moniteur Belge 09/05/2014).
Author: Anne Beckers