As of today, 1 April 2015, Joint Committee no. 218 is replaced by Joint Committee no. 200ag, 1 april 2015, vervangen door Paritair Comité nr. 200

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Date:
01 Apr 2015

As of today, 1 April 2015, Joint Committee no. 218 is replaced by Joint Committee no. 200. There are almost no practical implications for both employees and employers.

 

For historical reasons, for quite some time Joint Committee no. 218 (the "Additional National Joint Committee for white-collar workers") needed to be replaced by Joint Committee no. 200 (the "Additional Joint Committee for white-collar workers"). Although Joint Committee no. 200 has existed since 1974, it could only actually be assembled and activated today. Employers who fell within the area of competence of Joint Committee no. 218 fall under Joint Committee no. 200 as of today, 1 April 2015.

There are almost no practical implications of this transition. On 1 April 2015 all sectorial collective bargaining agreements (CBA's) agreed on the level of the Joint Committee no. 218, are taken over by Joint Committee no. 200. Hence, the rights and obligations of both employees and employers will remain the same.

Documents drafted by the employer before 1 April 2015 and which refer to Joint Committee no. 218 (e.g. company level CBA's, employment contracts, work rules ...) do not need to be modified. Documents drafted by the employer after 1 April 2015 must, however, rather refer to Joint Committee no. 200.

 

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As of 1 April 2015 all employers who fell with the competence of Joint Committee no. 218 (as from 1 April 2015, Joint Committee no. 200), must now refer in all documents to this new joint committee. By way of this link you will find a list of the members of Joint Committee no. 200.