The collective labor agreement for HBO is final. All employees will receive a 4 percent pay increase in June.
The collective labor agreement for HBO is final. All employees will receive a 4 percent pay increase in June.

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Agreement on the collective labor agreement for HBO is final

The union members and the employers' organization Vereniging Hogescholen have agreed to the new collective labor agreement. This means that all employees in higher professional education have a new collective labor agreement. They see a wage increase of 2022 percent on their pay slips as of June 4.

In the same month, all employees also receive a one-off payment of 600 euros gross for a full-time job. This benefit is proportional to the employment. earlier laid AOb- director Douwe van der Zweep from which agreements have been made.

Last Friday, the higher professional education sector council of the AOb agree with the agreement. Shortly afterwards, the employers, the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences, gave the green light and the other unions also agree.

Poll

HBO members of the AOb They largely agreed with the agreement: 91 percent were in favor, 9 percent disapproved. The response to the poll was 20 percent, with a total of 710 members giving their opinion. 'Several members will be able to pay their bills a little more easily', one of the members writes in an explanation.

HBO members of the AOb largely agreed with the agreement: 91 percent were in favour, 9 percent disapproved

Several respondents did point out in the open remarks that collective labor agreements regarding the vitality pact and work pressure are lagging behind. According to several members, this must now be arranged quickly. This is how a writes AObmember: 'Continue to pay attention to the vitality program for older employees within higher professional education. This is so that they can reach the state pension in good health. And it also deserves attention that new and young lecturers are better supervised and integrated within higher professional education.'

Another calls the postponement of the Generation Pact 'way too long and unacceptable'. 'Currently over-60s, especially in view of the work pressure, need a reasonable way of reducing their workload.' And: 'Work pressure is mentioned, but it is not really on the retina. It's time for rules for this.'

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Earlier, Van der Zweep said about the workload and the vitality pact for these subjects need more time and that the agreements remain that universities of applied sciences will update their workload plan and test the policy for realistic task assignments. “These topics are definitely high on the agenda.”

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