Collective Labor Agreement: Wage increase for all primary education employees
The unions and employers have reached a negotiator's agreement on a wage increase of 2,25 percent for all employees in primary education.
The wage increase will be paid retroactively from 1 January 2021. In December this year, the year-end bonus will be increased once from 6,3 to 6,5 percent. And after December 31 is next the collective labor agreement again at an end.
“We have negotiated the current collective labor agreement for a long time,” says daily director Thijs Roovers of de AOb. “That was because the entire school year was turned upside down by corona, and because both the unions and the employers felt that extra money from The Hague was needed.”
'We will make agreements about the distribution of that 500 million euros in the collective labor agreement for 2022'
That extra money came during the General Political Reflections. The caretaker cabinet came over the bridge with 500 million for – partially – bridging the pay gap between employees in primary education and colleagues in secondary education.
“We will make agreements about the distribution of that 500 million euros in the collective labor agreement for 2022,” says Roovers. That's a nice prospect, but not an easy one. “We are working towards an equal salary for everyone, in all positions, with colleagues in secondary education. That requires a lot of calculation. But I am confident that we as unions and employers can solve this complicated puzzle together.”
At the same time, the AOb emphasize in The Hague that the pay gap will have to be bridged completely. Roovers: “The 500 million is a good start, but we are not there yet. That will require another 400 million euros.”
The negotiator agreement will be presented this week to the AOb-members. They will receive an email with a link to a poll. You can fill in until October 24, 2021.
AOb-director for the po Thijs Roovers will now take you along in the collective labor agreement negotiations. In a series of videos, he explains where we stand, what will happen next and what considerations we need to makemade orders. If you have a question, he will be happy to answer it.