Social elections

The start of the social election procedure is now approaching very fast. This is therefore an excellent opportunity to share some additional practical tips and tools to help you get through it successfully.

Your current temporary workers can become voters

A temporary worker may vote if he has effectively performed 32 working days (with or without interruption) in the period from 1 November 2023 to 31 January 2024 included. These days must be performed in the user's legal entity or in the user's Technical Business Unit (hereafter referred to as: “TBU”) if it is composed of several legal entities. For this purpose, all temporary workers are eligible, including those who temporarily replace a permanent employee.

To allow the employer to optimally assemble the voter lists by day X (which will occur in the period from 13 to 26 February 2024 inclusive), the interim agency providing the temporary workers - but only at the user's request - will have to provide the employer-user with a number of details (last name, first name, date of birth, statute, date of first posting, number of effective workdays, postal address, place of employment with the user and language) within 5 calendar days following this reference period.

It would be advisable to take these principles into account.

Renewed web application and model forms.

Meanwhile, the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue has made the revised web application available online: From now on, you can once again request a file number per TBU and allow the relevant persons within your organisation to access the web application.

You can also call on our election team to assist you in completing and uploading the forms. Do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.

Claeys & Engels tools: don't miss a single step of the procedure via our website and our calendar!

 Claeys & Engels has developed several free tools to help you prepare for the extensive election procedure, which starts next month. This way, you will avoid missing crucial steps.

Our website has plenty of useful information to help you get ready for the upcoming social elections. Moreover, it is now also possible to create and download on our site your optimal election calendar.

You can also register on our website to receive e-mail reminders in advance for each of the important steps.

Additionally, Claeys & Engels would also like to highlight the availability of the Election Guide, which summarizes the procedure in a simple way and also indicates the most important recent changes in election legislation. You can download it here (in Dutch or French).  

You will soon be able to contact our chatbot again with your questions about the 2024 social elections at With our chatbot, you can easily and quickly find the basic information you need. Of course, you can also contact us via the chatbot if you need further personal advice from one of our specialists. This chatbot is part of our firm's innovation strategy to provide our clients with quick and clear information.

We wish you much reading pleasure. And best wishes for a successful election process!