Two Belgian Federal Ministers, Monica De Coninck (Minister of Employment) and Alexander De Croo (Minister of Pensions) will join PwC on 11 February 2014, to discuss the measures they are taking to improve the competitiveness of the Belgian labour market, positioned in a European and international perspective. The seminar will be organized at the Cercle de Lorraine and the entry is free of charge. The programme will start at 16h00 and continue till 19h30.
The seminar, conducted in Dutch & French languages, will explain the current and future challenges for the Belgian labour market and the steps both these Ministers are taking to meet the needs and the concerns expressed by the business. They will also speak on if the Belgian welfare system is competent to withstand the European and international competition.
The participants will get the opportunity to go into debate with the two Ministers, at the end of the seminar. The seminar will render the viewers with sufficient topics to start an interesting, educational and open debate.
PwC will focus on the introduction of the unified statute for blue and white-collar employees, which is considered as one of the most significant modifications of the Belgian labour market in the last decades. The primary legal documents of the unified statute entered into force on 1 January 2014.
There will also be a discussion on the practical and legal modalities following the implementation of the unified statute, based on the final legislative documents voted on by the Belgian parliament. The pending issues of the unified statute which have not yet been solved by current legislative texts will also be discussed.
The seminar also touches upon a more general subject, which the competitive position of the Belgian labour market and the policy measures the government can take to defend its competitiveness.