Negotiations for a new collective agreement for the Dutch Construction & Infrastructure started on 12 February.
According the Dutch trade unions (FNV and CNV), the construction industry will have to continue to look for well-qualified employees in the coming years. The replacement demand will be high because many people will retire. And in the relatively short term, production will again rise sharply. This combination of things means that we must ensure a pleasant working environment and good working conditions. So that we can also use the capacity needed to start construction and can entice people to make the switch to construction. Against this background, the trade unions have formulated a number of proposals for the CBA Construction and Infrastructure 2020. The negotiations should focus on: the duration of the CBA, wages and salary increases, early retirement age, financial advice for employees, specific issues for the white collar workers in the construction industry, improving working conditions and safety, temporary workers, crane operators, training young people, self-employed persons without employees, pension accrual, traffic controllers at the construction site, work pressure, technological developments (robotization, digitization, etc.), employee participation in building combinations, Collective agreement compliance and some editorial changes.
The full proposals of FNV and CNV can be found via the link (Dutch only):