From tomorrow, employees at Schiphol will receive an additional bonus for working in the summer. They will earn 5.25 euros per hour. For someone who works full time, this means an additional 840 euros per month.
Schiphol agreed with the unions FNV and CNV Vakmensen. It’s about 15,000 people receiving benefits. The agreement will cost the airport 40 to 50 million euros.
The so-called summer surcharge applies to security guards, cleaners, ground handling (check-in, baggage, and platform), private bus transportation, and employees assisting passengers with reduced mobility. The surcharge is also payable during the past May holiday.
The summer allowance lasts until the beginning of September. After that, there will be an additional €1.40 per hour for some employees. This applies for one year and does not apply to employees who perform ground handling. It is still being debated whether the compensation will also apply to these employees.
“We hope that the agreement will contribute to maintaining and making the business at Schiphol attractive,” said Dick Pinshop, CEO of Schiphol.
In recent weeks, unions have lobbied for new agreements to exempt employees at the airport. “Otherwise it will be a hot summer,” FNV Director Joost van Doesburg warned last month. It was agreed in the agreement not to take any action for the time being.
The additional allowances should also help attract additional employees, although unions say the shortfall will not be resolved through this agreement. “It’s going to be really busy at Schiphol in the coming period,” says Eric Maas, director of CNV.
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Unions have also called for more permanent jobs, but no agreements have been reached on this in the short term. However, it was agreed that in the long term there would be talks with the unions about the tender for work in Schiphol.
In addition to allowances, the agreement also includes agreements about menus, hours of operation, and reimbursement for commuting costs.
CNV Director Eric Maas sees a change at the airport. “We’ve brought up issues a few times, but Schiphol has usually been passing the blame on to other companies. Now it seems the penny has finally gone down.”
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