KPN and trade unions have reached an agreement on a new collective labor agreement for 2023
KPN and all trade unions have reached an agreement on a new collective labor agreement (CLA). The unions will now present the results of the negotiations to their members. The CLA will come into force on January 1, 2023, and will apply for one year. The CLA includes two collective salary increases (as of February 1 and July 1), an individual salary increase as of April 1, and a one-off net payment of EUR 400 for all KPN colleagues this month.
Hilde Garssen, Chief People Officer at KPN: “I’m pleased that we have been able to conclude a new CLA for 2023 with all unions before the current CLA expires. 2022 has been a turbulent year, given the squeeze on the labor market, inflation, and high energy bills. And that is precisely why it is particularly important this year to have clarity about the new CLA before the holidays. This also reflects our appreciation for the important work that our colleagues do at KPN.”
Salary increases will depend on the salary scale and the level of salary in the relevant scale. The collective increase ranges between 5.0% and 7.4% depending on the salary scale, with employees in the lowest scales benefiting from the highest increases. In addition to this, KPN colleagues will also receive an individual salary increase depending on their salary position in the scale; this will amount to at least 1.0% for everyone. In practice, this means that all KPN employees will see their salary increase by at least 6.0% in 2023. KPN is also raising the minimum wage as of January 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024, which means that colleagues in the lowest scales can expect an additional increase.
At the end of December, all KPN employees, including temporary workers who work for KPN, will receive a one-off net payment of EUR 400. Earlier this year, KPN colleagues also received a one-off payment ranging from EUR 150 to EUR 350. The new CLA also provides for the introduction of the ‘where you work’ allowance, which will consist of a fixed Internet allowance and a variable homeworking allowance based on the number of full days worked from home. The details of this scheme will be finalized in the coming months.
The unions will now present the results of the negotiations to their members. If the outcome is positive, the new CLA will be registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment.