Workable and flexible work
- Leila Mstoian - Marcel Houben
The whole idea behind the new concept is to allow employees to save "time" in view of
taking days off at a later stage in their career.
The legislator defines the notion "time" as follows:
Upon insistence of the industrial relations partners represented in the National Labour Council,
the legislator has invited them to work out a detailed regulation concerning career saving by
collective labour agreement entered into within the framework of the National Labour Council within
a period of 6 months, which may extended by another 6 months.
Pending the conclusion of such a collective labour agreement, the coming into force of the statutory stipulations is suspended.
In the (unlikely) event of failure of entering into a collective labour agreement within the framework of the National Labour Council, the legislator has provided for the possibility to make detailed arrangements by collective labour agreement entered into at sector level and at company level.
A number of delicate and complex issues will have to be resolved and adequate solutions will require a lot of inventiveness and imagination.