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Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities

The VSNU negotiates with the Labour Unions on the compensation and benefits of the University staff (with the exception of the Executive Board). Compensation and benefits cover matters such as salary, leave, pension and social security.

 

Negotiators representing the VSNU employer association and the unions have determined on the 1st of August that the negotiation settlement from June 15th on the 2021 Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) will be converted into a definitive collective labour agreement. The term of the new collective labour agreement runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2022. The text of the CLA agreement is available here and will be incorporated into a new text of the collective labour agreement before the end of September.and will be incorporated into a new text of the collective labour agreement before the end of September. 


The compensation and benefits agreed with the Labour Unions appear in the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch universities. The caoNU (the latest version of the Collective Labour Agreement), valid from 1 January 2020, can be downloaded via the menu on the right-hand side.
 

The universities and Labour Unions together launched a ‘public friendly’ version of the Collective Labour Agreement. This website provides a general outline of the Collective Labour Agreement and clearly sets out the most important information on employment conditions. 

 

The 2017-2019 CLA version is accessible via this link: http://www.labouragreementuniversities.nl/.


The VSNU holds consultations with the following unions:
•    FNV Overheid
•    AC/FBZ
•    CNV Overheid, onderdeel van CNV Connectief
•    AOb