The collective labor agreement for senior secondary vocational education has been adjusted on technical points: the minimum wage has been raised and agreements have been made about a change of work location.
The collective labor agreement for senior secondary vocational education has been adjusted on technical points: the minimum wage has been raised and agreements have been made about a change of work location.

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CAO MBO adjusted on technical points

There is a new short-term collective labor agreement in secondary vocational education (MBO). In this collective labor agreement, the unions and the employers' organization MBO-raad have mainly adapted technical matters. This was necessary due to new legislation or from previous agreements. “It is an interim collective agreement”, says AObdirector Henrik de Moel.

The new collective labor agreement runs from December 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022 and does not contain any agreements about wages. It is a collective labor agreement in which almost only technical adjustments have been made. De Moel: “We can't talk about wages yet, because the cabinet will only announce the wage margin in the spring - usually in April - of 2022. At that moment you can negotiate about it, so at the next collective labor agreement we will agree on a wage increase in which we use the entire wage margin from 2022.”

"We cannot yet negotiate wages, because the cabinet will not announce the wage margin until April 2022."

Terminate

Earlier on said the unions are adopting the current collective labor agreement - which runs until December 1, 2021. They did this because they did not want the collective labor agreement to be automatically extended by 7,5 months and to expire exactly before the summer holidays in 2022. It is inconvenient for institutions to implement new agreements in the summer due to holidays.

The parties also hoped that in the meantime there would be a new cabinet with clear investments for MBO. That cabinet has not yet been formed, but in the meantime talks have been held about necessary investments in MBO. In addition, new legislation came into effect requiring technical amendments to the collective labor agreement.

Mergers and new work locations

The Administrative Harmonization of Vocational Education Act makes it easier for MBO institutions and secondary schools to merge. This law was recently passed in the Senate and is therefore final. “The law could mean that there will be more mergers,” says De Moel. “That affects the change of work location among employees: if you first worked in Woerden, then you can switch to Gouda, for example, and it can mean more travel time.”

The collective labor agreement stipulates that employers must make it clear in writing that an interest has been weighed up in 'all reasonableness' in the change of location. For example, they have to look at travel distance, private circumstances and working hours. Employees who disagree with the decision can lodge an objection with the Appeals Committee, in addition to previous options.

Employers must make clear in writing that a 'reasonable consideration' has been made when changing work location

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in secondary vocational education has also been increased. The minimum monthly salary will be increased from 1 December 2021 to 1935 euros gross (14 euros per hour). This adjustment is reflected in job scales 1 to 5 and is an elaboration of previous agreements from the previous collective labor agreement.

gauge

AObnegotiator De Moel presents this collective labor agreement positively to the supporters. All MBO members will receive an email today in which they can give their opinion about this collective labor agreement. The poll will run until 8 noon on December 12.00. The AObThe sector council will make the final decision and will meet next week. De Moel: “We hoped that there would already be a new cabinet. There is none and there are no additional investments in MBO yet. This collective labor agreement therefore only regulates what had to be arranged. Mainly technical adjustments.”

AOb-negotiator De Moel presents this collective labor agreement positively to the supporters

New bet

After the Christmas holidays, the AOb-director consulted the members for the new collective labor agreement commitment next year. “We will then talk about salary increases and topics that we will further develop, such as sustainable employability, maternity leave and commuting in combination with working from home.”

Read all agreements and details in the negotiator agreement Through this link. Monday 6 December answered AOb-driver Henrik de Moel at 16.00 p.m. online questions about the agreement. Do you want to ask a question or receive more information? Register via our calendar.

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