In JC 200, the Auxiliary Joint Committee for non-manual workers, negotiations with a view to concluding a sector agreement have also started. The workers' representatives have presented their demands, which will now form the basis for the negotiations at sector level.
Every two years, the Group of Ten (= representatives of employers and workers) negotiates the wage and working conditions in the private sector. These negotiations (usually) result in an interprofessional agreement. For the period 2021-2022, the social partners unfortunately failed to conclude an interprofessional agreement. The government laid down the wage standard and the social partners translated the other themes in an extensive social agreement (as you could already read in our Infoflash of 29 July 2021).
The provisions of this social agreement now form the framework for the negotiations at sector level. These sectoral negotiations have meanwhile been launched in various joint committees, including JC 200.
JC 200: what to expect
These negotiations can have an impact on your workers' wages:
- increase of 0.4 % of the scales and actual wages;
- granting of consumption vouchers of € 500;
- extension of the periods declared equivalent for the calculation of the end-of-year bonus.
But there are also other topics on the negotiating table:
- RCC/SWT (system of unemployment with company supplement) and end-of-career jobs;
- extralegal leave;
- development of a framework for structural and occasional homeworking and teleworking;
- training obligation;
- trade-union work;
- reimbursement for home-to-work travel;
- treatment of periods of temporary unemployment as time actually worked.
As soon as we have more information about the advancement of the negotiations or when a final agreement has been reached, we will inform you immediately.
If you would like to read more about the wage and working conditions applicable in JC 200, you can also consult our extensive sector documentation.
Source: JC 200 - common demands 2021-2022