Belgian Labour Deal | An Overview of the Essential Characteristics
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.