On 17 May 2023, a first protocol agreement was signed by the social partners for the years 2023-2024.
This agreement includes, among other things, the granting of the purchasing power bonus. Below is a brief overview of the main topics of the sector agreement.
Provisions with an impact on remuneration
- A purchasing power bonus of EUR 500 will be granted in the form of a consumption voucher, no later than 30 days after registration of the CLA, to workers employed by the company - irrespective of their working arrangements - on the date of 17/5/2023 and with at least 1 day of actual performance in 2022. Prorata for workers who have entered into service in 2022 (temporary employment taken into account).
- Scale and effective salaries will not be de-indexed if the smoothed health index crosses the threshold index, subject to certain conditions.
- Saint Barbara's Day bonus: awarded in the form of gift vouchers worth EUR 40 from 2023 (EUR 24.79 before)
- Home-work travel expenses: these expenses will be reimbursed at 80% of the price of the SNCB second-class social season ticket, starting from the 1st km, whatever the mode of transport (with the exception of journeys or part of journeys by bicycle, which are reimbursed separately). Increase to 90% in 2025 and 100% in 2026.
End of career
The plans applicable in 2023-2024 following the social agreement of 15 March 2023 will be implemented for the duration stipulated in these plans.
From 1 July 2023, the amount of supplementary temporary unemployment benefits for economic reasons and for bad weather will rise to EUR 11. The allowance will be indexed on 1 January of each year on the basis of the December health index.
Increase in the number of days of individual right to training as follows:
- 2 days per year from January 2023
- 3 days per year from 1 January 2025
- 4 days per year from 1 January 2027
- 5 days per year from 1 January 2029
The contribution for risk groups of 0.10% is collected at the sector level in 2023-2024.
- Penibility fund and CLA 104: a working group will be established to examine the possibility of setting up a penibility fund, and to evaluate and follow up the steps already taken within the framework of CLA 104.
- Extra-legal sectoral pension: a request will be made by the parties to the FSMA to study the possibility of indexing the sectoral contribution for the extra-legal pension. In the event of a positive response, the premium will be indexed annually from 2024.
As soon as this text has been translated into a sector CLA, you will be able to find an analysis in the sector information for this sector.
Source: Draft of protocol agreement 2023-2024 for the sector of limestone quarries and lime kilns, dolomite quarries and kilns (102.09)