Negotiation result CAO-vo: workload reduction and 4,75 percent more wages

Forty hours of individual relief from the workload, a wage increase of 4,75 percent, a one-off payment of 500 euros and the choice to have the budget of 40 hours paid once (another 2,4 percent salary increase). That is the negotiator's result that the trade unions and employers have reached for a new collective labor agreement in secondary education.

The unions and employers have agreed on a wage increase of 4,75 percent, from 1 July 2022 to 1 May 2023. In addition, the employees will receive a one-off payment of 500 euros in proportion to their employment, to cover the time that elapsed after the expiry of the old collective labor agreement ( which was in effect until 1 January this year). A structural annual payment of EUR 275 has also been agreed for support staff in proportion to their employment.

A hot topic in the negotiations was the distribution of the 300 million euros from the Education Agreement, intended for reducing work pressure. The unions and employers have agreed that half of this amount, in hours, will benefit the employees individually.

Employees can also have the 40 hours for task relief in the 2022-2023 school year paid out once

“In concrete terms, this means that everyone gets 40 hours of task relief,” says AObnegotiator Jelmer Evers. “That's on top of the 50 hours each employee already had in his or her personal budget. So there is now 90 hours per year available per person. This can be spent on, for example, less teaching, fewer other tasks or, in consultation with the employer, on leave.” Another option is to have the 40 hours for task relief in the 2022-2023 school year paid out once. That will yield another 2,4 percent in salary increase.

Teams

The other half of the 300 million for relieving the workload will be spent through the teams in the schools. It is also stipulated that a majority of the personnel and the personnel section of the mr must agree to the distribution of the resources in the school.

In addition, 53 million is available to add 16 hours to the hours for professionalization, on top of the 83 hours that is already there. There will also be a school leaders grant, which is also available for team leaders, and parental leave will be expanded. The latter will be further completed.

'It was very long, difficult negotiations, our wishes for less work pressure were great'

“It was very long, difficult negotiations, our wishes for less work pressure were great,” says AObdirector Jelmer Evers. “And I'm glad that the colleagues in the schools helped with our collective bargaining campaigns† They have challenged the management at their schools to start a conversation about what is really needed in the workplace, and that has absolutely worked. Thanks in part to these actions, I can now present a negotiator's agreement that I want to present positively.”

See here the frequently asked questions about the negotiator agreement.

The negotiator result will be submitted to the AObmembers in secondary education. They receive a poll by email.

 

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