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Belgian Labour Deal | An Overview of the Essential Characteristics

  • 22/02/2022
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On 15 February 2022, the Federal Government reached an agreement on Belgium’s so-called “labour deal” (the Labour Deal) on a series of labour market reforms which are aimed at reaching an employment rate of 80% by 2030.

At this stage, only a political agreement has been reached. This agreement must now be discussed with the social partners and thereafter converted into legislative texts.

The Labour Deal consists of four pillars:

  • Improved work-life balance;
  • Individual training;
  • Better protection for platform workers; and
  • Other measures to increase the employment rate.

The following news alert lists the most important consequences of the new measures for Belgian employers.


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