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Minimum wage for civil servants up to €14 per hour |  Financial issues

Minimum wage for civil servants up to €14 per hour | Financial issues

This is stated in the agreements that the government has concluded with the trade unions FNV, AC, CMHF, CNV and FNV. Union members still have to agree. The term of the collective labor agreement that applies to 130,000 civil servants is from April 1 of this year to June 30, 2024.

Civil servants’ salaries will rise 2.5 percent from July 1. From this date, the minimum wage will also be set at €14 an hour. On December 1, civil servants will receive a single payment of 450 euros. From April 1, 2023, wages will increase by another 3 percent. Then another 450 euros are paid. A 1.5 percent wage move will follow on January 1, 2024.

Combined with other measures, people’s salaries on the lowest scale can increase by up to 20 percent. This concerns, for example, janitors employed by the government. For the average income, the wage increase is about 9 percent. The highest incomes should be content with approximately 8 percent more.

FNV negotiator Marco Oyehand talks about strong negotiations. He is very proud of raising the minimum wage. According to him, this is not a legal requirement, but mainly lobbyists from the FNV, among others.

Agreements were also made about vacation arrangements, menus, and the creation of a workplace at home. 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 a collective action agreement. Each department will have an independent integrity committee. The duties of the secret advisor were also expanded.

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Officials have until July 7 to vote on the outcome of the negotiations.