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Canon: Votes on repair of the build-up and duration of the unemployment benefit

In our collective labor agreement we have made agreements about the repairs and the duration and build-up of unemployment benefits. Our members have been notified by e-mail to be able to vote. 

What exactly is being repaired?

The government has decided to cut back the build-up of unemployment benefits. You can see the consequences of this in the diagram below.
If we do nothing (new situation), the accrual of rights will slow down from the 10th year worked. The duration of the unemployment benefit will be limited to a maximum of 24 months without repair. We replenish the purple part with the repair (old situation). The accrual will again be 1 month per year worked and the duration of unemployment benefits will be reduced to a maximum of 38 months.

Who pays the premium?

The employees themselves pay the premium for the repaired part. The employer deducts this from their salary.

How much is the premium?

The premium for the repair for 2018 is set at 0,2% of the stupid salary. The premium is expected to rise to 0,6% in the coming years. This is an estimate and depends on the number of people who will make use of the scheme. The premium is capped at 0,75%. This means that the premium can no longer be increased without having to consult again about the scheme.

What if the members want to participate but their colleagues don't?

If the CLA under which one falls is going to participate in the scheme, everyone will automatically participate. Even the people who may not want that themselves. Conversely, it is also the case that if the collective labor agreement under which one falls does not participate, one cannot choose to participate.

When is the repair a fact?

As the vakbondand if employers agree to the scheme, the agreement is sent to the ministry, it usually takes another 3 months before the collective labor agreement is final. The various collective labor agreements can then participate in the scheme from 1 April 2018 or 1 July 2018. The scheme does not work retroactively.

Where can I find more information on this topic?

On the website of www.spaww.nl you will find much more information about this scheme. If you have any questions afterwards, you can of course ask them via john.kapteijn@unie.nl.