Negotiators’ agreement on new police collective labor agreement | News item

News item | 17-11-2023 | 5:00 PM

The police unions, Minister of Justice and Security Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius and Chief of Police Henk van Essen today reached a negotiating agreement on a new police collective labor agreement. The enormous workload, the tight labor market and high inflation have a major influence on the commitment, working conditions and purchasing power of police employees. The parties therefore consulted each other at an early stage in order to reach good and appropriate agreements and to provide clarity about this in a timely manner to the police officers.


The salaries of police personnel will be increased by an average of 9.5% during the term of the collective labor agreement, from July 1, 2024 to November 30, 2025. This increase is structured as follows:

  • As of July 1, 2024, an amount of €100 will be added to the scale amounts. This amounts to an average salary increase of 2.5%.
  • As of July 1, 2024, the salary will be increased by 5%.
  • As of January 1, 2025, the salary will be increased by 2%.

These salary increases are in addition to the 2% salary increase as of January 1, 2024 that the parties agreed in the 2022-2024 employment conditions agreement. This gives a total income improvement, in the period from January 1, 2024 to November 30, 2025, of an average of 11.5%.

Due to the high inflation in the recent period, the parties have also agreed to improve the monthly income of police employees during the term of the current collective labor agreement. In anticipation of the new collective labor agreement, police employees will receive an additional amount of € 200 per month in the first 6 months of 2024 (January to June 2024).

Remaining appointments

In addition to the salary increases, the allowance for commuting with your own transport will be increased to € 0.23 and an equal rate will be introduced for the allowance for the costs of business travel with your own transport. An Individual Choice Budget (IKB) will be introduced on January 1, 2025. With this budget, employees can make their own choices regarding income and leave. The IKB is being supplemented. This provides a net amount of €377 per year for sustainability and vitality.

Parties have also made agreements about inclusive employment conditions, capacity and the labor market position of the force. The term of the agreement will be used to develop a number of important issues for the future of the force. This concerns the further development of an inclusive and sustainable employment conditions package, the recalibration of appointments and training with a view to employability and a better distribution of the burden of irregular work for employees. Finally, the parties have agreed to discuss with each other if there are new developments surrounding the Early Retirement Scheme (RVU).

Minister Yeşilgöz-Zegerius of Justice and Security: “We ask a lot of police officers. Day in, day out, police officers work hard to ensure our safety. We must also offer police officers the security that the police offer to society. This negotiating agreement between the unions, the police and the ministry offers police officers certainty in the coming years. This is important at a time when a lot is being asked of the police while expanding the number of officers is still underway. With the negotiating agreement, the police also proves to be an attractive employer.”

Member consultations

The parties are happy with the negotiating agreement. The police unions will present the negotiating agreement with a positive recommendation to their members from November 23.

More information

Communication will follow on Monday about the content of the negotiated agreement reached and the agreement will be published.