Halfway through June 2019 the text of the new cleaning collective agreement 2019-2021 was (finally) published. This will hold true to many cleaning agencies such as Building cleaning Aachen.
Temporary Agency Work and the Statutory Chain Regulation (Article 9 of the CLA)
The previous CLA stipulated that you were allowed to hire a temporary agency worker for 12 months at most. You were then only allowed to give a fixed-term contract once through an employment contract of a maximum of 6 months. The other option was to immediately offer an employment contract for an indefinite period after the posting period. However, this did not fit in with the statutory chain regulation (max. 24 months and 3 fixed-term contracts). This is a thing of the past due to the new collective labor agreement.
Use NOKs Mandatory for Job Classification (Article 13, paragraph 1, CLA)
Previously, when you were assigned to functions, you were obliged to do this on the basis of the applicable reference functions in the cleaning and window cleaning industry. NOKs (Distinguishing Characteristics Level) were already available for you via the RAS website but were only a non-compulsory tool to distinguish the various functions from each other. In the new collective labor agreement, the use of NOKs in combination with the reference functions is made compulsory in the job classification. Be alert to that. For the NOKs of the A-part, see this link.
Travel Costs You Must Reimburse the Occupational Health and Safety Service (art. 34, paragraph 7, CLA)
New is the explicit obligation to reimburse the travel costs of your sick employees to the Occupational Health and Safety Service. If the employee relies on public transport, this concerns the full public transport costs. If the employee goes by car, the reimbursement is based on all kilometers and the maximum tax-free taxable amount that can be reimbursed. This can become a significant cost item, certainly with a high percentage of absenteeism. This obligation can therefore be a reason to look for a Health and Safety service close to you. This can also make an occupational health and safety service with multiple locations spread across your working area more interesting.
Changes to Article 38 CLA (contract changes)
From 1 July 2019 the employee retains the right to travel expenses if this right is linked to the object to be taken over. This right is capped at the maximum tax-free tax-free allowance. The employee must have demonstrably received the travel expenses for at least 1.5 years immediately prior to the contract change date. If this is demonstrated then you are obliged as a winning cleaning company to take over.