Minimum wage set at 14 euro per hour

This is stated in the agreements that the government has made with trade unions FNV, AC, CMHF and CNV, according to FNV. Members of the unions have yet to agree. The term of the collective agreement that applies to 130,000 civil servants is from april 1 this year until June 30, 2024.

The salaries of civil servants will increase by 2.5 percent as of July 1. Also, as of this date, the minimum wage will be set at 14 euros per hour. On december 1, officials will receive a one-time 450 euros. As of april 1, 2023, wages will rise by another 3 percent. Then another 450 euros will be paid. On January 1, 2024, a wage step of 1.5 percent will follow.

Together with the other measures, the salaries of the people in the lowest scale could increase by as much as 20 percent. For example, we are dealing with cleaners in the service of the state. In the case of modal incomes, the wage increase is around 9 percent. The highest earners have to do it with almost 8 percent more.

FNV negotiator Marco Ouwehand speaks of tough negotiations. He is most proud of raising the minimum wage. According to him, this is not a legal requirement, but above all a lobby of FNV, among others.

Furthermore, agreements have also been made on leave arrangements, schedules and the arrangement of the home workplace. With the latter, the five-year budget of 750 euros can also be used to make the home more sustainable, regardless of whether you work from home or not. Social Security is also an important aspect of the collective agreement. Each department has an independent integrity committee. The duties of the trustee will also be expanded.

Officials have until July 7 to vote on the negotiation result.

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