In a latest proposal to unions, greenhouse horticulture employers are proposing a wage increase of at least 5 percent. This is a 3 percent increase as of January 1, 2023 and a 2 percent increase as of July 1, 2023.
In addition, employers in the greenhouse horticulture sector are proposing to increase the travel allowance from 19 cents per kilometer to a financially permitted non-taxable allowance of 21 cents per kilometer.
“The sector is under a lot of pressure. In difficult times, companies need to retain and find employees. That’s why we, as employers, have made every effort to reach an agreed result,” says Glastuinbouw Nederland Chairman Adri Bohm-Lemstra, one of the parties, participating in a collective agreement on horticulture.
Industry organization Plantum, LTO Nederland, FNV and CNV Vakmensen will also be at the negotiating table. The chairman of the collective bargaining delegation, Ilse Lensink, hopes that FNV and CNV Wakmensen have submitted this final proposal to members by 12 January 2023. “Together with the future agenda being discussed at the negotiating table, this final proposal forms a good basis for next year,” says Lensink.