Traditionally, FNV announces the commitment for the upcoming collective labor agreement negotiations one day before Budget Day. This year it introduced a wage requirement of 5% in sectors where things are going well, such as healthcare and supermarkets.
For the coming year, if it is up to the FNV, all workers must therefore gain €100 gross per month plus compensation for the rising prices. This is based on the expected inflation of 2% in 2022. FNV also wants to focus on agreements about ‘considerably more permanent jobs’, control and pension agreements. Furthermore, the increase of the minimum wage to €14 per hour is still high on the wish list.
According to FNV Vice-President Zakaria Boufangacha, this effort should prevent imbalances in the labor market. “After the previous crisis, shareholders ran off with the profits and employees paid the price in less security and wages. There is now a real need to restore the balance between employers and employees.”
According to Boufangacha, the shortage on the labor market and the SER advice is reason to make agreements about more security now. “But we are now demanding actions, considerably more contracts for an indefinite period of time for all the structural work there is.”
According to the union, the new commitment to someone who earns the minimum wage (€1,700 per month) means a wage increase of 7.9% is on the way. For people with an average income of €2816, this would result in a wage increase of 5.5%. Employees with an income of three times the average amount to 3.1% if it is up to the FNV.
This year’s collective labor agreements show an upward trend so far. For example, the average in July was 2.3%, the highest monthly average of this year. This means that the average agreed wage increase for the whole of 2021 has so far been 1.9%. For next year, the Central Planning Bureau expects an average collective labor agreement wage increase in the market sector of 1.8% in 2022.
Looneis FNV: all employees €100 per month | Financial
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