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The JSC 140.05 (moving companies) is the first to conclude its 2021-2022 protocol agreement. On the basis of this agreement of 30 August 2021, minimum wages will rise by 0.4% from 01/01/2021 and a consumption voucher of EUR 125 will be granted.
Below, we give you a brief overview of the most important subjects of the sector agreement. As soon as we have the final CLA, a detailed analysis will be added to our sector documentation.
From 1 January 2022 gross wages will increase by 0.4%.
Each employee in service at the date of the order will receive a consumption voucher of EUR 125. This consumption voucher must be ordered by 30 September 2021. If the consumption voucher is not granted, a premium of EUR 300 must be granted by 30 September 2021 (with the exception below).
Exception: Employers who have already granted a consumption voucher of EUR 125 or more in 2021 will be exempt.
From 2022 onwards, the trade union premium will rise to EUR 145.
The bicycle allowance is automatically adjusted to the maximum tax-exempt allowance.
Social Fund contributions
The following contributions are indexed once on 1 January 2022:
CLA No. 156 shall be fully implemented at sector level for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022. This means that employees with long careers, heavy occupations or from a company in difficulty or undergoing restructuring can (again) benefit from a 1/5 or half-time end-of-career job with benefits from the age of 55.
More information can be found in the infoflash of 27 July 2021: Benefits for an 'end of career' time credit before the age of 60: reintroduction!.
The sectoral social partners agree to sign at the sectoral level all CLAs on RCC/SWT concluded in the National Labour Council until 31/12/2022, including the provisions relating to the possibility of exemption from availability.
You can read more in our infoflash of 6 September 2021: ‘ Which RCCs/SWTs will still be accessible in the following years?’
The employee is free to choose when this holiday is taken.
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.
In the meantime, the other sectors have done some hard work too: for several joint committees a list of demands has already been submitted by the employee representatives. These sectors are, but are not limited to:
On the basis of these lists of demands, we can already conclude that negotiations will be held about a wage increase of 0.4% (allocation of the wage standard), the granting of consumption vouchers of EUR 500 and the extension of the time credit and RCC/SWT.
Source: 2021-2022 Protocol Agreement: JC 140.05 (moving companies) dated 30.08.2021
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