New collective agreement minimum wage rates in the Netherlands starting 1st of January 2022

By decision of 23 September 2021, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has declared that the Collective agreement for the transport of professional goods becomes applicable for the remuneration of foreign transport companies’ drivers posted to the Netherlands. As a result, the minimum wage rates mentioned in the collective labour agreement apply to all foreign employers whose activities fall within the scope of the collective labour agreement.

Hourly minimum wage in the Netherlands as of 1 January 2022

Gross minimum wage applicable to all drivers carrying out cabotage or international transport operations in the Netherlands will reach the following rates starting 1st January 2022. Salary groups applying to international drivers are groups C, D and E, where the figure attached refers to the n. of years of experience in the job:

You can find below the list of positions under each of the group:

Class C consists of:

01.03 Confection driver, long-distance regular transport

01.04 Driver general cargo and parties, regional irregular transport

01.05 Dairy products driver, long-distance regular transport

01.06 Beverage transport driver, national irregular transport

01.07 Driver roll container transport, regional regular transport

01.08 Driver container transport, regional irregular transport (limited cross-border NL-BE)

01.09 Refrigerated and frozen transport driver, regional regular transport

01.10 Driver for paper transport, regional regular transport

Class D consists of:

01.11 Driver of refrigerated and frozen transport, national occasional transport

01.12 Driver/order, regional occasional transport

01.13 Driver container transport, international occasional transport

01.14 General cargo driver, consignments, bundles, international occasional transport

01.15 Driver (kitchen) furniture transport, national irregular transport

01.16 Ferry trailer transport driver, international occasional transport

01.17 Driver distribution of pallet goods, international irregular transport

01.18 Cheese/pallet goods driver, international occasional transport

Class E consists of:

01.19 Driver general cargo, consignments, machines, international occasional transport

01.20 Air freight truck driver, international occasional transport

01.21 Driver refrigerated/freezer transport, international occasional transport

01.22 Refrigerator/freezer transport driver, international occasional transport

01.23 Driver container transport, international occasional transport

01.24 Driver ADR tank container transport, international occasional transport

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