WIBA IT is admitted as a member of the Branch organization for intermediaries and brokers (Bovib). This means that we join a branch organization with other companies that have earned their spurs in the flex industry. Together we can form a stronger front in the direction of our own model agreement within the Dreducing Assessment of Labor Relations Act (DBA). In addition, Bovib is working on a quality mark for bona fide and transparent intermediaries, which we also like to contribute to as WIBA IT.
Bovib for bona fide and transparent intermediaries
Bovib is the sector organization for companies that have made their mark in the flex sector. They are bona fide and transparent companies that are financially reliable. Together with the other members, WIBA IT joins forces to define a quality standard for the sector and we are developing an independent complaints procedure. Bovib represents an economic interest of over than € 2 billion in the Netherlands. Together, its members provide employment to tens of thousands of people. They are all independent intermediaries that try to match supply and demand for flex workers, like freelancers and other independent professionals.
In communication with the IRS and the Finance Ministry
As member of Bovib, we are currently talking to the IRS and the Ministry of Finance to create a model agreement for the sector within the new legislation. The current model agreements insufficiently match our approach and objectives. By discussing the various interests and possibilities, we attempt to find a solution together. Eventually, the aim is the design a model agreement that suits WIBA IT and the other intermediaries. A large portion of the labor market in the Netherlands nowadays involves intermediaries, so both the IRS and the Ministry should realize how important it is to come to a solution as quickly as possible.
Trademark for intermediaries
In addition, Bovib is working on a trademark for intermediaries. The number of intermediaries in the Netherlands is large and it is still growing. A trademark allows us to show that everything is in order and that we value quality. That means that is clear in advance which intermediaries can mediate between supply and demand involving flex workers. This prevents undesirable fiscal or financial consequences and creates a flexible and effective working relation between the various parties.