As the negotiations for a new and modern collective bargaining agreement are still ongoing, the option to extend the 2014-2016 collective bargaining agreement to 2017 has again been discussed between the ABBL and the 3 unions on 2 June.
Concerned with staff’s interest and in order to break the deadlock, the ABBL proposed an alternative consisting of paying a one-shot signature bonus for a 2017 collective bargaining agreement.
This one-shot signature bonus of EUR 400 gross would be paid to all employees in service on 1 June and on a pro rata basis to their rate of employment.
The ABBL’s proposal was accepted on 7 June by Aleba and LCGB after internal consultation. The OGB-L has accepted on 8 June.
This agreement was also approved by the ABBL board of directors in its meeting of 8 June and will be submitted for ratification to the general assembly on 16 June.
In a nutshell, this agreement consists of:
- The extension of the agreement 2014-2016 to the year 2017;
- The payment of the “conjunctural/June” bonus;
- The payment of a one-shot signature bonus of EUR 400 gross to all employees in service on 1 June and on a pro rata basis to their rate of employment.