The LAD union has now also approved the new cao umcs. On March 29, the members of the LAD agreed with a revised proposal of the NFU. The NFU is happy that there is an agreement that all of the unions approve of.

The LAD was not able to agree with the negotiation result previously because of changes proposed in chapter 15 of the cao. That chapter covers certain working conditions for medical specialists. The changes specifically address:

  • Shifting the threshold of the maximum age for shift work from 60 to 62 years.
  • Linked to it the average working time of 40 hours from the age of 60.
  • The period of rest of 8 hours after a standby shift at night.

The NFU and the LAD have agreed for the duration of the cao to closely examine all of chapter 15. This means that the implementation of the shifting of the age threshold for shift work is postponed to 1 January 2026. That also applies to the associated average working time of 40 hours. In addition, the NFU and LAD will elaborate the implementation of the 8 hours of mandatory rest after standby shifts during the course of the cao.

The revised text of the negotiation result now goes to all of the unions for signing. The NFU will publish the definitive cao texts and the new salary tables on its website soon. The cao applies through 31 December 2025. Unless other dates are specified, the cao applies with retroactive effect from 1 January 2024.