You can buy or sell holiday hours annually. After consultation with the employee representatives your employer determines the maximum number of holiday hours that an employee can buy or sell each year, taking account of the following:

  • In case of sale, in any case the statutory minimum number of holiday hours (4 times the agreed working hours) must remain. For a 36-hour working week this is 144 hours;
  • In addition to the provision of Article 8.2, you may purchase at least the number of holiday hours equal to the average agreed working hours each year;
  • Holiday hours are purchased and sold at 116.33% of the then applicable hourly wage.