Jumbo Employees Moving Towards New Employment Conditions Regulation
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced that a large majority of its employees have opted to fall under the new Employment Conditions Regulation (AVR) the group is introducing.
Of its 3,000 permanent employees, 2,150 (72%) have decided on their chose to fall under the new AVR scheme or to remain working under the CLA legal agreement.
96% of the deciding employees have opted to fall under the new AVR.
Jumbo reported that employees who opted for the AVR will receive a salary increase of 1% with retroactive effect to 26 February 2018, and an increase of 1.5% will be added next year. It will also give both full and part-time employees higher allowances for work on extra Saturdays.
Employees who have not made a choice can do so at any time, the retailer said. In the case that they opt for the AVR, the improved terms and conditions will apply to them with immediate effect, minus the right to adjustments with retroactive effect.
CEO Frits van Eerd of Jumbo Supermarkten, said, “The fact that by far the majority of employees have given their trust to the AVR strengthens our view that we have taken the right path with the Central Works Council (COR) and the Works Council Supply Chain ( OR SC) to agree on a good package of contemporary and future-proof employment conditions. This scheme is unique and is one of the best in the sector.
"From the outset, Jumbo has been committed to ensuring that as many employees as possible understand their wishes and needs in the AVR. Given the result of the personal choices, we can say that we have succeeded well in this set-up."
For The Individual
Jumbo said that the difference between the two schemes has been calculated separately for each employee. Every employee received an individual explanation of the overview, and the employee was then allowed to ask questions in a personal interview.
Employees who have chosen to remain apart of the CLA will not be distinguished from AVR employees, and Jumbo will honour their opinion.
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