Good news for hairstylists! There is a brand new collective labor agreement that will come into effect from July 1, 2023. A breath of fresh air is blowing through the hairdressing industry, bringing exciting changes for hairdressers and salons. We would like to list the most important changes for you. Read along!
First some background info
Before we delve into the details, let's take a moment to look at the background. The new collective labor agreement for the hairdressing industry is the result of consultation between various stakeholders, such as the employers' organization ANKO and the trade union FNV MOOI. Their efforts and involvement have led to an agreement that will significantly change and improve the hairdressing world.
What makes this new collective labor agreement so special? Let's take a look at 3 notable changes .
1. Wage increase of 9%
The biggest change is the significant wage increase of 9%. This increase is necessary to remain attractive as a sector for qualified personnel in this tight labor market. The minimum wage for hair stylists will first increase by 6% and then another 3%, giving you as a hairdresser the recognition you deserve. A fair reward for craftsmanship and commitment!
2. Better employment conditions
But that is not everything. The new collective labor agreement also offers improvements in terms of employment conditions. As a hairstylist you can count on a higher travel allowance, but also more vacation days (based on the number of years of service). That means extra days off to relax and enjoy your well-deserved rest. Agreements have also been made about working hours and schedules, so that a good balance between work and private life is possible.
3. Investing in development
The new collective labor agreement also stipulates that mandatory training evenings must from now on take place during working hours. Hair salons are obliged to invest in the development of their employees. As a hairdresser you are entitled to an individual training budget. A fantastic opportunity to keep up with the latest trends and techniques, and take your skills to the next level.
We are almost there!
The agreement is still in the starting blocks of approval by the union members. The next step is for the government to declare the collective labor agreement generally binding. As soon as this stamp has been placed, the new collective labor agreement will come into effect for the entire hairdressing industry. The aim is to achieve a definitive collective labor agreement by July 1, 2023 , so that the industry can get started with fresh agreements and innovations.
Looking for a new hairdressing job?
With the new collective labor agreement for the Hairdressing industry as of July 1, 2023, important improvements will be made in the employment conditions for hair stylists. The higher minimum wage, better employment conditions and investments in training make it even more interesting to explore your options on the labor market!