The agreement provides for an updated equal opportunity clause, with the strengthening of a joint committee, and the representation of workers in times of crisis is improved. The VAA concludes a collective agreement for young professionals with the Federal Association of Chemistry Employers` Associations (BVC). The amount of the annual salary for the second year of employment is defined here. Social partnership agreements have also proven to be a successful instrument on issues that concern not only the VAA and BAVC, but also the mining, chemical, energy industrial union – IG BCE) as social partners. A trilateral agreement has been developed to define the principles that define employment in leadership positions in the chemical industry. 25 June 2015After collective bargaining in the German chemical industry earlier this year, IndustriALL Global Union subsidiaries in Belgium and Spain have entered into collective agreements for the chemical sector with significant results. In the new agreement, IndustriALL`s two Spanish subsidiaries succeeded in encouraging employers to withdraw work-time extension plans, remove schedules for career-related allowances and apply a lower minimum wage increase. In an era of globalization and demographic change, the general climate is changing more and more rapidly for leaders, including those in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Since 1992, the VAA has entered into social partnership agreements with the Federation of Chemistry Employers` Associations (BVC) to adapt to new developments in professional life. After the second year of employment, workers` wages will be reviewed periodically according to company practice and will continue to increase with activity and benefit relative to the corresponding conventional minimum wages. In Belgium, the subsidiaries of IndustriALL, CSC BIE and CG-FGTB, have signed a one-year contract for about 100,000 workers, which has resulted in wage increases, early retirements, training and a demographic fund. Wages in the first year of employment are set at their discretion. For the second year of employment, the collectively agreed minimum annual salary for the calendar year 2019 is as follows: IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Kemal Ozkan says that the organization congratulates the two Spanish subsidiaries and welcomes the two inter-professional agreements: although they are still awaiting approval, the Spanish subsidiaries are industriALL Industria of CC.OO.
and FITAG – UGT has just concluded a three-year industry collective agreement for 200,000 workers. In addition to setting wage increases, the collective agreement contains a clause guaranteeing the purchasing power of workers, an updated equal opportunity clause, a declaration of principle to promote CSR and the obligation to give greater priority to training in the workplace. The increase is consistent with the general evolution of tariffs in collective agreements. Effective collective agreements are an important aspect of social partnership in Germany, as these agreements set minimum standards for working conditions and payment conditions.