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Arcadis: Collective Labor Agreement 2019

Deliver the project before April 1, 2019

The new CLA must be delivered before April 1, 2019. Full of good intentions, round I took place on January 31, 2019 (approximately 150 minutes). Negotiations took place again on 27 February 2019. Round II - 180 minutes. So we are not negotiating for two months but 5½ hours in total. It was already clear that the 2018 negotiation result puts a mortgage on these negotiations.

3,9% wage increase in 2019!

The proposals of the employer are Arcadis Nederland here to read. Again, the necessary confusion can arise due to the use of the term pay margin: The space from which all improvements in terms of employment must be paid and that is not only the structural wage increases (individual and / or collective).

  • 2,3% of the wage margin is therefore used up individual pay increases as of 1 January 2019,

it seems that there are still only

  • minimum 1,4% (maximum 1,9%) is left over for one structural salary increase for everyone.

If the 2,3% had been used for a structural collective wage increase, all employees could therefore have received at least 2019% in 3,7 (maximum 4,2%). Just say it: Individual or Collective? The RAU will reflect the success of all of Arcadis Netherlands.

Round III + IV

Two more negotiating rounds of 19½ hours each are scheduled for March 29 and 2019, 2. This means that the negotiations will have to be completed in approximately 10½ hours, spread over three months, before April 1, 2019. However… the issues are hot (For example: Pension Preparatory Working Hours Reduction).


De Uniemembers have received an invitation to respond to the employer's proposals.

If you have any questions about the negotiations or express an opinion, please contact me by e-mail or call 06-5252 2067.