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You want to report sick

Are you ill and unable to go to work? Read on for more information about the procedure for reporting sick. If you have any questions about sick pay, please refer to the Collective labour agreement for temporary agency workers.

Procedure for reporting sick

  • Please always report sick by calling the  organisation that you work for  as well as your contact at Unique before 9 am. Unique is your official employer and we are responsible for reporting you sick to Dutch social security benefits organisation UWV and  Acture or our health and safety service. Unique must report you sick before 9 am or the sick leave will not be processed by UWV or Acture on the same day.


  • Unique is required to report you sick before 9 am; otherwise the sick leave will not be processed by UWV or Acture on the same day. If you report sick after 9 am we will not be able to pass this information on to UWV or Acture until the next day. That means that you will have an additional waiting day and will therefore receive sick pay a day later. Read more about this at the ‘Sick pay’ section.


  • If you  become  ill when you are at work, call us as soon as you leave to go home. If you report sick after 9 am we will not be able to pass this information on to UWV or Acture until the next day. That means that you will have an additional waiting day and will therefore receive sick pay a day later. Read more about this at the ‘Sick pay’ section.


  • I work on the basis of temporary employment

    If you work on the basis of temporary employment you will receive benefits from Unique under the Dutch Sickness Benefits Act after two waiting days: 70% of your average salary earned in the past 52 weeks. Unique supplements the benefits to 91% of the salary in the first year of sick leave. In the second year of sick leave the benefits are supplemented to 80% of your salary.

    I work on the basis of a secondment contract

    If you have been seconded your salary will be paid by Unique in the event of sick leave. A sickness absence aide will help support your reintegration.


  • I work on the basis of temporary employment

    If you are a temporary agency worker, report that you are going back to work to Unique and Acture on 024-8909470 before 9 am. Be sure to have your BSN (social security number) available to complete your registration.

    I work on the basis of a secondment contract

    If you have been seconded, report to Unique that you are going to back work before 9 am.


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