Employees get a bonus and a 3-percent pay increase

New collective agreement for universities

A bonus and a 3-percent pay increase

University employees’ salary will be increased by 3 percent on June 1. They’ll also receive a one-time bonus of up to 750 euros, based on full-time employment.
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Giulia Fabrizi

Door Giulia Fabrizi

12 May om 15:20 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 13 May 2020
om 11:44 uur.
Giulia Fabrizi

By Giulia Fabrizi

May 12 at 15:20 PM.
Last modified on May 13, 2020
at 11:44 AM.
Giulia Fabrizi

Giulia Fabrizi

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These are the results of the collective agreement negotiations between employee organisations FNV, AC-FBZ, CNV Overheid, and AOb and employer organisation VSNU, the overarching organisation of Dutch university.

The parties also discussed how the corona crisis affects employees with temporary contracts. In order to help out these employees where possible, the parties will make 0.45 percent of the pay bargaining range available. This money will help to solve any and all financial bottlenecks that occur as result of the crisis.

Ombudsman

In addition to the salary increase, the parties also agreed that each university will create an ombudsman position. On top of that, the vitality savings scheme has been extended to December 31, 2021. This scheme allows employees who are five years away from being entitled to a pension to work less.

The parties also agreed to a study into the development opportunities for young scientific employees. The results of this study will be taken into account in the next round of negotiations.

The agreement between the parties still has to be approved by the VSNU members and employer organisations. If they do so, the new collective agreement will officially go into effect on June 5, 2020. The new collective agreement will run from January 1 until December 31, 2020.

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