Since September 2020 the Employers’ Association for Banks (WVB) and the trade unions CNV Vakmensen, FNV Finance en De Unie have held constructive consultations on the CLA Banks 2021 e.v.. The result of this consultation is a final offer from the WVB for a collective labor agreement with a term of 1 year (from 01-01-21 to 31-12-21) with a structural wage increase of 1.4% as of 1 July 2021.

Part of this final offer is that employers can request an exemption from the application of the structural wage increase for economic reasons, possibly partly as a result of the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In that case, the existing dispensation option in the CLA (Article 1.8) applies and the CLA parties will decide on this request. Also part of the final offer are two study agreements, namely a study about homeworking/working differently and a study about the pension agreement that the CLA parties already started at the end of 2020. The trade unions will submit the final offer to their members. The result of the members' consultation is expected on March 8th.