The supporters of all unions and MBO institutions agree with the technical adjustments in the collective labor agreement.
The supporters of all unions and MBO institutions agree with the technical adjustments in the collective labor agreement.

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Final amendment of technical points collective labor agreement mbo

The extension of the collective labor agreement in secondary vocational education (MBO) is final. Last night the voted AObsector council. The supporters of the other unions and school boards also agree. In this collective labor agreement, mainly technical points have been changed due to new legislation and previous agreements.

The poll that the AOb held, shows a majority of 60 percent who voted in favour. 40 percent voted against. At the beginning of December, the unions and the MBO council came to a negotiated agreement. What changes is that employers cannot simply change the work location. They must first discuss this with the employee and make a proper assessment of interests and put this on paper. For example, employers must take travel time, travel costs and private circumstances into account when making a change. Teaching staff who do not agree with the assessment can appeal to the Appeals Committee. This adjustment is the result of the many mergers in MBO, which means that an institution is sometimes spread throughout the country. In addition, the minimum wage for job scales 1 to 5 will rise to 1935 euros gross.

'In the next collective labor agreement we really have to tackle the major problems'

This collective labor agreement takes effect retroactively from 1 December 2021 and runs until 1 May 2022 and is actually an interim collective labor agreement. “It's good that technical points have been adjusted,” says AObdirector Henrik de Moel, who negotiates the collective labor agreements in MBO, “but in the next collective labor agreement round we really have to tackle the major problems. Then we absolutely have to talk about scaling up to higher salary scales (job mix), wages, work pressure and good arrangements for our older colleagues so that they can continue to be deployed in a sustainable manner.”

More tasks

The open answers from the poll also clearly show this. For example, one teacher writes: 'Reducing the workload is the most important item, next to wage compensation for increased prices.' Another sees that more and more is being put on the teacher's plate. 'Curriculum innovation, change of educational concept, more requirements in the field of career guidance, more flexible employability requiring a lot of adjustment and more written accountability. More tasks but not more staff, that has to change.'

The new collective labor agreement booklet is being worked on. Soon it will be the CLA page can be found.

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