The information about the collective agreement provided on this site is not exhaustive, so it is not possible to deduct rights. If you want to read the full text of the Dutch Universities Collective Agreement (NU CAO), you can download it in its entirety or click on the hyperlinks to view the corresponding articles of the OAC. Approval of scientific research funding defines reciprocal commitments to staff recruited by institutions and funded by the Dutch Research Community (NWO, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). These are based on the collective agreements of the VSNU (for universities) and the NFU (for academic medical centres). The parties reserve a one-time pay margin of 0.45 per cent for ancillary financing of bottlenecks in response to the costs associated with COVID 19`s problems related to the terms and conditions of employment of our employees. In this context, it may be possible to extend the working times of scientists, PhD students, teachers and support and management staff (OBPs). Agreements will be reached in the coming weeks on how universities can benefit from this reserve. The amount of staff costs to be financed can be taken into account in the salary scales of the Dutch Association of Universities (Dutch abatement: VSNU). The salary scales were agreed in the “Memorandum of Understanding for the Promotion of Scientific Research” and are based on the collective agreement (Dutch abbreviated: CAD) of Dutch universities. The final NUacity documents are expected to be published in June. The CAD-NU agreement can be reached here. If you have any questions, contact the human resources department of your faculty or department On 5 June 2020, employers` and trade union organisations and trade unions reached a final agreement on the 2020 collective agreement for Dutch universities. The parties agreed on a structural wage increase of 3.0% on 1 June 2020.

In addition, on the basis of a full-time employment contract, all employees receive a one-time payment of 750 euros gross. This is why personal development, sustainable employability and the mobility of staff at Dutch universities are of paramount importance. Last Friday, June 5, the parties to the collective agreement reached a final agreement on the CAD-NU. The new CAD-NU will run from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. Below are the main features of the CAD-NU agreement: the text of the final collective agreement (only in Dutch) is available here.