At the end of February, the Group of Ten reached a draft remuneration agreement. This draft was not approved by the entire Group of Ten, the FGTB voted against.
As a result, the government adopted the provisions relating to the wage standard. The other items (a.o. time credit, home-to-work travel, RCC/SWT, ...), with the exception of the increase in the minimum wages, were implemented via separate CLAs signed in the National Labour Council.
The provisions of the IPA form the framework for the negotiations of the agreements at sector level. Every 2 years, the social partners (employers and employees' representatives) of each joint committee conclude a sectoral agreement. These agreements are currently being negotiated and some joint committees have already concluded their agreement. An overview per sector can be found here.
Also in the JC 200, the Additional Joint Committee for Non-manual Workers, negotiations about the sector agreement have started.
These negotiations will have an impact on the wages of your workers, but also on other issues (training obligation, extra-legal leave, supplementary pension, reimbursement of home-to-work travel, teleworking, RCC/SWT and end-of-career jobs).
The workers' representatives have presented their demands, which will now form the basis for the negotiations within the Joint Committee.
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.
Source: JC 200 - common demands 2019-2020