Average Dutch worker to get 3% pay rise in 2008
Workers covered by a collective labour agreement will see their salaries increase by an average of 3 percent in 2008.9 July 2008
THE HAGUE - Dutch Social Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner has informed the lower house of parliament that workers covered by a collective labour agreement (CAO) will see their salaries rise by an average of 3 percent in 2008.
In 2007, the average wage increase was 2 percent.
An increasing number of CAOs are incorporating age-conscious policies granting older workers extra days off, although Donner is opposed to such policies as they make older people more expensive to employ.
Most CAOs set the pensionable age at 65, but employees will be able to choose to continue working after their 65th birthday with effect from 2008.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]