On 13 June 2019, the social partners of this joint committee concluded their protocol agreement for 2019-2020. As stipulated in the Royal Decree of 24 April 2019 implementing Article 7 § 1 of the Act of 26 July 1996 on the promotion of employment and the preventative safeguarding of competitiveness, this agreement complies with the maximum negotiating envelope of 1.1% in 2019 and 2020.
Below, you will find a brief overview of the main subjects of this protocol agreement. A detailed analysis will be included in our sector information.
Provisions with an impact on wages
On 1 September 2019, the sectoral wages will increase by 1.1%.
As from 1 July 2019, the contribution to the social subscription will increase to 70 %.
From 1 July 2020, the employer will contribute to the costs of private transport from the first kilometre onwards.
The bicycle allowance will be increased to € 0.24/km in 2 steps:
- from 1 July 2019 to € 0.20/km;
- from 1 July 2020 to € 0.24/km.
Scheme of unemployment with corporate allowance (SWT/RCC) and wind-down time jobs
New collective labour agreements relating to SWT and time credit/wind-down time jobs will be concluded, which will enter into force on 1 June 2019 for an indefinite period of time.
As from 1 January 2020, one day of seniority leave will be granted for every 5 years of seniority in the company, with a maximum of 5 days.
Trade union delegation
A new collective labour agreement will be concluded, as from 1 July 2020, with regard to the trade union delegation in the moving companies:
- max. 2 mandates starting from 30 manual workers;
- max. 4 mandates starting from 75 manual workers.
This sector agreement will only become final after publication on the website of the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue. We will keep you informed.
Source: 2019-2020 Protocol agreement (JC 140.05)