JC 100: the sector agreement 2019-2020 has arrived!

Author: Leen Lafourt (Legal Expert)

On 13 November 2019, the social partners of the auxiliary joint committee for manual workers (JC 100) concluded their 2019-2020 sector agreement (reg. no. 155.913). This agreement respects the maximum negotiating envelope of 1.1% in 2019 and 2020 as set out in the Royal Decree of 19 April 2019.

Below, you will find a brief overview of the main subjects of the sector agreement. A detailed analysis can be found in our sector information.

Provisions with an impact on wages

Applying the wage margin

On 01 November 2019, the minimum hourly and actual hourly wages will be increased by 1.1 %. In 2019-2020, this increase can be replaced at company level by an equivalent actual increase of the wage or another benefit at the same cost (gross + employer social security contribution).
Mind: Wage scale increases based on seniority and bonuses under the CLA 90 do not qualify.

Specific scheme for companies without wage indexation scheme

For manual workers in companies without a wage indexation scheme and whose hourly wage is higher than the sectoral minimum hourly wage, in addition to the 1,1 % increase the hourly wage is increased by:

  • 1.98% on 1 January 2020 (equivalent benefit possible);
  • 1.44% on 1 January 2021 (equivalent benefit possible).

Validity period

This agreement has recently been published on the website of the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue and is therefore final. It is valid from 1 November 2019 for an indefinite period.


Source: collective labour agreement of 13 November 2019 concluded in the auxiliary joint committee for manual workers concerning the sector agreement 2019-2020 - purchasing power (reg. no. 155.913), effective from 1 November 2019 for an indefinite period.

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