Social partners' agreement (partially) approved

Author: Jonas Verplanken (Legal Expert)
Read time: 1min
Publication date: 02/05/2023 - 10:31
Latest update: 02/05/2023 - 10:31

On Friday 28 April, the government (largely) approved the social partners' agreement concluded on 15 March. The main points of the agreement, such as the provisions on overtime hours, end-of-career jobs and RCC/SWT (system of unemployment with company supplement) have been retained.

However, the government has removed a number of points of the agreement, including the requested extension of the reduced Decava contribution. The provisions on a solidarity contribution on supplementary pensions will be postponed until the discussions on the planned pension reform. Another point about seasonal work will only be addressed during the planning process of the budget. This would reduce the cost of the agreement from € 174 million to € 107 million.

It is currently unclear what the impact will be on the relations between the social partners and the ongoing negotiations in the different sectors.

We will, of course, keep you updated on the situation.

Source: press

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