Thanks to these latest collective agreements, all employees at secondary schools now know what they will receive from the Education Agreement concluded last year.
Thanks to these latest collective agreements, all employees at secondary schools now know what they will receive from the Education Agreement concluded last year.

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Final tail Education Agreement money divided

Teaching staff of secondary schools that fall under the collective labor agreement for vocational education also receive hours to relieve the workload and an extra training budget. Trade unions and employers had to argue about it for a while, but have also given the money from the Education Agreement a place for this group.

Henrik de Moel estimates that this concerns about twenty institutions, mainly green VMBO schools. AObdriver for secondary vocational education. People who work there teach secondary school students, but fall under the collective labor agreement of MBO.

Choice budget

That's why it took a while to find out how to get the money out of it Education agreement for tackling work pressure could also reach them. This agreement first had to be translated into the collective labor agreement for secondary education. In the fall of 2022, unions and employers agreed on the precise lyrics. Subsequently, largely the same points were negotiated for secondary vocational education colleagues who fall under the collective labor agreement for senior secondary vocational education. Namely:

  • Annually 40 hours individual choice budget, intended to relieve the workload. Because this amount was already available for the entire 2022 calendar year, it is 63 hours this school year. In the current 2022-2023 school year, staff can also have these hours paid out, as it is too late to make agreements about work pressure relief.
  • Annually 16 extra training hours for teachers in the field of basic skills or curriculum development.
  • From now on, education support workers will receive an amount on Teacher's Day, in October. It concerns 275 euros gross in proportion to the employment.

The main difference with the Education Agreement agreements in the collective labor agreement for secondary education is that staff employees at secondary schools that fall under the collective labor agreement for senior secondary vocational education do not receive the individual choice budget. De Moel: “MBO institutions often have larger staff offices than secondary schools. Then the sector will not come up with the available amount.”

Staffers

“But”, De Moel continues: “if a school board has a smaller staff office where it is also somewhat clear which people do work for the secondary schools, a board can of course decide to allocate the optional budget.”

De Moel is satisfied with how things are arranged now. “During the drafting of the Education Agreement, the AOb insisted that this money should also go to colleagues at this specific group of secondary schools. It took a while, but now they also know where they stand.”

The agreements have already been worked out, you can read them here. They will also be given a place in the current collective labor agreement for senior secondary vocational education.

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