Collective agreement for private bus sector employees to be applied retroactively as of January 1, 2024

On February 5, 2024, in the presence of the presidents of the OGBL and the LCGB, the FLEAA, the Minister of Mobility and Public Works and the Minister of Finance met at the ministry of mobility and public works to clarify the issue of financing the new collective bargaining agreement for the bus sector.

During the meeting, the unions insisted that an agreement in principle had been signed on September 14, 2023, with a view to implementing the CBA on January 1, 2024.

As a reminder, the negotiations resulted in the following improvements

  • a 13th month’s salary payable monthly for all rolling stock, i.e. 1/12th of the remuneration each month as a wage supplement
    meal vouchers worth 10.80 euros for each shift of at least 6 hours for bus and minibus drivers
  • 4 days’ additional annual leave
  • a bonus of 80 euros for each day worked in excess of the normal number of working days over a 4-month reference period
  • direct payment of the 80 euro bonus if more than 5 extra days of work are accumulated at the end of the month
  • direct payment of overtime in excess of 10% of monthly working hours over the 4-month reference period
  • a 500 euro increase in the scale for drivers with a D1 license from January 1, 2024.

At the meeting on February 5, 2024, the ministers confirmed their commitment to implementing the negotiated improvements retroactively to January 1, 2024.

This will be definitively validated on February 7, 2024 at the next Council of Government meeting.

As a result, the new collective bargaining agreement can be signed on February 9, 2024, and employees in the sector will then be able to benefit from the negotiated advantages retroactive to January 1, 2024.

For the OGBL, the new collective bargaining agreement represents a major step forward towards recognizing the day-to-day work of drivers in bus companies!

Press release February 5, 2024