These days, almost everything in the relationship between employer and employee is labelled as wages, with all the consequences in terms of social security and taxation. A bonus via CLA 90 is an exception in this regard, as it is a legal system for employees, whereby only a personal social security contribution is withheld that is not subject to withholding tax on wages. It goes without saying that workers and trade unions are advocates for such a system.
The King can relinquish his claim to the throne. But can his subjects also waive their rights as employees vis-à-vis their employer? Could employees waive, for example, their rights to wages, a thirteenth-month bonus, bank holiday pay, holiday money, severance pay ... if they did not wish to receive this?