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Broader scope for individual agreements from next year


On 1 January 2024, two new areas for individual agreements with your employer will be introduced for employees within the state sector. Only members of SULF or other unions under the Saco-S umbrella can sign these agreements with their employer.

Individual agreement on exchange of supplementary holiday pay for three days off

These agreements only apply for one year at a time and must be signed no later than 1 December of the previous year. The idea is to give you greater influence over your working time and to give you the opportunity to have more free time in addition to your annual holiday leave. In order to be able to make such an agreement, you must have no more than five saved holiday days when the year begins and may not already have a longer period of leave planned in addition to annual holiday leave during that year.

The days off are to be taken after all annual holiday leave days for the year have been used, and the extra days off cannot be saved for a later year. If for some reason you are unable to take the days off during the year, e.g. due to illness, they will be replaced by monetary compensation.

If you have a fixed-term contract, you can also make such an individual agreement for more days off with your employer providing your employment extends over the full calendar year.

Individual agreement on extra pension contributions until the age of 69

The scope for individual agreements on extra pension provision will be expanded from 1 January 2024 to allow them to run until the month before the employee’s 69th birthday. The previous maximum age was 67.

During a transitional period, members who already have such an agreement will need to sign a new one when they turn 65 or 67. In the future, such individual agreements will apply until the age of 69 unless terminated earlier.

Further information

You can find more information about individual agreements here.

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