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Belgium

Last updated on 3/13/2019
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Salary per category

Unskilled

Cat I
14.128 EUR per hour

Skilled

Cat IA
14.829 EUR per hour
Cat II
15.059 EUR per hour
Cat IIA
15.811 EUR per hour

Specialist

Cat III
16.016 EUR per hour

Foreman

Cat IV
17 EUR per hour

Beginners / young workers

Cat I
14.128 EUR per hour
Students without construction diploma
9.32 EUR per hour
Students with construction diploma
10.16 EUR per hour

Professionals

Head of Team A
17.618 EUR per hour (team a : team composed of workers belonging to the same category)
Head of Team B
18.7 EUR per hour (team b: team composed of workers belonging to different categories)
Supervisor
20.4 EUR per hour

Daily

8 hour(s)

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

1 hour per day
2 hours per day (week of “flexible work”)
5 hours per week + saturdays (working on saturdays is considered as overtime and can be added to the 5 hours of overtime allowed per week)
10 hours per week (week of “flexible work”)
180 hours per year

Breaks

Rest

after 6 hours of work
15 minutes legal provision – no sectoral agreement

Special conditions

Info
List of dangerous and insalubrious works on demand.

No limits in the number of hours, but wage bonuses: from 10% to 100% according to the type of work.

Within Belgium

Travel allowance

Info
Travel expenses and mobility allowance (based on the time spent to cover long distances) vary according to the distance and the time.

Details on request.

Meal allowance

5.5 EUR to 8.25 EUR
Info
Not regulated at sectoral level
Foreseen for concrete mixing plants workers ONLY if the working day (and the on-call time) is over 9 hours.
If the working day (and the on-call time) is over 11 hours.

Overtime

20 % per hour if not compensated in hours
0 % in week of flexible work

Night work

Allowed
From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
25 %

Working on Saturdays

50 %
Info
On Saturdays the premium is due even if the hours are compensated.

Working on Sundays

Not regulated at sectoral level

Working on public holidays

If working on public holidays, days must be compensated by an additional day off.

Shift work

10 %
25 % night shift

Hazardous work

10 to 100 %
Info
List of hazardous work available on demand

Annual holidays allowance

Applicable
15.38 % of gross salary increased by 8%
June

13th month

Applicable
9 % of gross salary
Paid on november

Number of holidays

20 days per year

Public holidays

10 days per year
New Year’s Day (1st Jan.)
Easter Monday
1st May
Ascension Day
Whit Monday
21 July
Assumption day
All Saints' day (1st November)
11 November
Christmas Day (25 December)

Social security contributions

13.07 % of gross salary increased by 8%

Income tax

± 30 %

Sickness/illness

Day 1 to 7 : 100 % paid by the employer
Day 8 to 14 : 85.88 % paid by the employer without the payment of the social security provisions
Day 15 to 30 : 85.88 % paid by the employer and social security

Work injuries/accidents

Temporary inability : 90 % of gross salary
Permanent inability to work : annual allocation
Info
Amount depending on the rate of permanent inability

Info Contacts

ACV Bouw - Industrie & Energie

You can contact us in the following languages
Dutch

ALGEMENE CENTRALE - ABVV / CENTRALE GENERALE - FGTB

You can contact us in the following languages
Dutch, English, French

CSC Batiment - industrie & énergie

You can contact us in the following languages
French