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As a recognized employment agency in Belgium, you respect the wage conditions that apply in the sector (Joint Committee) of your client for contracts in Belgium.

In March 2017, the social partners set the wage norm for the period 2017-2018: a maximum margin for the wage cost development of 1.1% was foreseen.

In concrete terms, this margin can be filled in by negotiating the interpretation of the wage margin at sector and / or company level, taking maximum account of “the specific economic situation of the sector and / or the company, the retention and the creation of employment and competitiveness “.

The real cost price of all measures taken must also be taken into account. In this connection, the social partners refer to the advice on the gradual elimination of the differences in treatment based on the distinction between workers and white-collar workers on supplementary pensions.

Failure to respect this wage standard can result in a fine of € 250 to € 5,000. The fine is multiplied by the number of employees involved, with a maximum of 100 employees.

As an employer you therefore only have limited possibilities for an individual wage policy.

The following sectors have already filled in the wage norm:

  • PC 118 for the food industry
  • PC 124 for the construction company
  • PC 140 for transport and logistics
  • PC 200 the supplementary joint committee for the employees
  • PC 226 for the employees of international trade, transport and logistics

The wage norm law does not affect the indexation of wages and allowances, and the application of the wage scales. This indexation and scales come on top of the 1.1% that the wage norm law provides for.

Are you, as a temporary employment agency in Belgium, active in one of the above sectors, do not hesitate to inform us about what this wage norm means for the price you charge to your customer.

BTW: BE 0449.399.317
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