Wage indexation also applies to flexible workers


Because of high inflation, wages will be indexed at a historically high rate from January 2023. Organisations employing temporary workers are obliged to pay these flexible employees the same wages as permanent employees in the same position. Therefore, wage indexation will also apply to them.

Automatic wage indexation

Huge inflation and the current evolution of the ‘health price index’ mean that the expected wage indexation for 1 January 2023 will be historically high. For sectors where indexation takes place once a year, the percentage is around 11%. For example, for the Supplementary Joint Committee No. 200 for white-collar workers, the exact percentage is 11.08%.

Equal pay for equal work

Within the legislation on temporary work, the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ applies. The temporary worker’s wage may not be lower than that to which he would have been entitled if he had been hired by the user under the same conditions as a permanent employee.

The concept of pay should be interpreted broadly in this respect and includes all benefits to which permanent employees in the user’s company are also entitled (e.g. meal vouchers).

As soon as the gross salaries of your permanent employees are indexed, you, as a user, are legally obliged to apply this in the same way to the salaries of your temporary employees. If you are working with an agreed invoice amount, the indexation must also be factored in here.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@tentoo.be or 02/725 70 00.

Wage indexation also applies to flexible workers

Any questions? Please contact us via info@tentoo.be or 02/725 70 00.