This is why personal development, sustainable employability and the mobility of staff at Dutch universities are of paramount importance. The final NUacity documents are expected to be published in June. The CAD-NU agreement can be reached here. For any questions, please contact the human resources department of your faculty or service 0.45% of the salary margin is reserved for the financing of bottlenecks related to the costs caused by Covid-19. This could include, for example, an extension of fixed-term contracts for PhD students. In addition, a mediator function will be established in all universities based on the evaluation of the Ombudsman pilot project. 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. Universities and unions have jointly launched a “public-friendly” version of the collective agreement.

This website provides a general overview of the collective agreement and provides a clear overview of the most important information on terms of employment. The 2017-2019 version of CLA is available via this link: You can read here the text of the final collective agreement (only in Dutch). Our President, Mr. Lucille: “It is great that this collective agreement has made way to help PhD students and researchers on fixed-term contracts if they are delayed as a result of the Covid 19 crisis. It is also positive that the role of mediator has a stable place within universities. I hope this will strengthen social security in universities. This is certainly important for PhD students, as they are in a vulnerable and dependent position. On 5 June 2020, the employers` organisation and the union 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. 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. The main features of the CAD-NU agreement are listed below: salaries and benefits agreed with trade unions are included in the collective agreement of Dutch universities. The caoNU (the latest version of the collective agreement), valid from January 1, 202o, can be downloaded from the menu on the right. 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. Sectoral Regulation on Litigation for Dutch Universities 2020 Other agreements on the redefinition of the Support and Management Personnel Mobility Agreements (OBPs), the introduction of the Ombudsman position for all universities and the career prospects of young academics (WP).

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).