Supermarkets have made a final offer to the unions for a new collective labor agreement and will now present this to their members. In this offer, employees will receive a gross salary of 9 percent in phases, spread over 3 years. But from January, the surcharge will drop on Sunday. You will no longer get double the pay as you do now, you will get one and a half pay again.
The FNV consortium describes it as a disappointing show and CNV is also unsatisfied. So they do not call it a collective labor agreement and present the offer to the members in a neutral manner. Negotiations on a new collective labor agreement continued for a year and a half. “We have negotiated. The employers insist that they want to cut the Sunday allowance in half,” says FNV Director Ozkan Kulak.
To ease the pain of the minimum Sunday allowance, supermarket employees who actually work that day will keep their current allowance until January 2025. Then it drops for them, too.
“We haven’t been able to get the maximum,” says CNV negotiator Jacqueline Twerda. “But it is possible to turn the efforts of all these people in the past very difficult period into a realistic reward. For example, the salaries of young people aged 20-21 have been greatly increased.”
The new collective labor agreement will only go forward if a majority of union members agree. If it doesn’t, FNV is planning anyway to take action.