All HBO employees receive a wage increase of 4 percent and a one-off payment of 600 euros gross for a full-time job.
All HBO employees receive a wage increase of 4 percent and a one-off payment of 600 euros gross for a full-time job.

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Agreement leads to 4 percent wage increase in HBO

As of 1 June 2022, all HBO employees will receive a wage increase of 4 percent and a one-off bonus of 600 euros gross. This is stated in the negotiator's agreement that the unions agreed with the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH) yesterday. “We have used all the available payroll space,” says AObdriver Douwe van der Zweep.

The new collective labor agreement has a term of one year, will take effect from 1 April 2022 and will run until 1 April 2023. The wage increase and the one-off payment -600 euros gross for a full-time job, the rest pro rata- are the most important agreements in this new agreement. .

Working pressure relief

More time is needed for other topics, such as realizing a vitality pact to enable older employees to reach the state pension age in a healthy way, better guidance for new employees and a reduction in their workload. In the current collective labor agreement, the unions and the VH agreed to investigate this and make arrangements.

Van der Zweep: “We are taking one year longer for this. We are now concluding a collective labor agreement because we did not want to delay the wage increase. The agreements that all universities of applied sciences update their workload plan and test the policy on realistic task assignments remain in place. Everything in the current collective labor agreement on these subjects will remain in force.”

'We are now concluding a collective labor agreement because we did not want to delay the wage increase'

Covid fund

However, the unions and the VH believe that a fund should be created for employees who suffer from long covid and are unable to perform their work for a longer period of time.

Agree

All supporters of the unions and the VH are currently being consulted about the agreement. AObmembers will receive an email tomorrow morning with a link to the poll to let them know what they think of the agreement and on March 30th there is an online meeting where the negotiators explain and answer questions. After that, the sector council of the AOb about the agreement. The new collective labor agreement is final if all supporters agree to it.

Read all the details about the agreement in this document. Always stay informed of the latest collective labor agreement news from your education sector. Download the AOb-members app in the Google Playstore of Apple Store

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