In focus: NBBU temporary workers’ collective agreement
What is the NBBU temporary workers’ collective agreement?
The NBBU’s (Nederlands Bond van Bemiddelings- en Uitzendondernemingen) collective employment agreement for temporary workers is a joint effort from organisations.
Who does the agreement affect?
The agreement sets out requirements of both temporary workers and the employers of temporary workers.
What does it specify for employment agencies of temporary workers?
The arrangements set up between a temporary employment agency and a temporary worker must meet or exceed the standards as set out in the agreement. Included in the agreement are minimum standards for:
- Confidentiality relating to the temporary worker’s personal data
- Working conditions, including appropriate health & safety measures and a risk assessment
- Contractual conditions between the employer and employee
- Sick pay, including the usual 2 waiting days but with the provision for the reimbursement of one of these days
- Wages, which must be in line with others in equivalent positions within the company
- Probationary periods, which are only permitted on contracts over 3 months
What does the agreement specify for temporary employees?
Assuming the temporary employee fulfils the requirements in order to be classified as a temporary worker and is not covered by any other collective agreements, that worker is entitled under the agreement to:
- Holiday entitlements of 16 hours per full month, with the exception of the first 2 months where no holiday requirement exists unless otherwise agreed
- Special leave days, including compassionate leave and special organisation days such as 1 day off in order to register your marriage
- Holiday pay of 8% of your total gross pay
- Short term carer’s leave at a paid rate of 70% of usual salary or minimum wage (which ever is higher) for the first 2 weeks in a 12 month period
- Training allowance related to work
- Minimum housing standards if recruited from abroad
- Who administers any inter party disputes?
- Both the NBBU and the Landelijk Belangenvereniging (LBV) assist in the event of a dispute between the employer and employee.
Who administers any inter party disputes?
Both the NBBU and the Landelijk Belangenvereniging (LBV) assist in the event of a dispute between the employer and employee.
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