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Definitive collective labour agreement: 3% pay rise from 1 June 2020

9 June 2020

The negotiating parties have reached a definitive collective labour agreement (cao) for the Dutch universities for 2020. The cao runs from 1 January to 31 December 2020.

One-off payment of 750 euros in addition to pay rise

Staff will receive a structural pay rise of 3% from 1 June 2020. Full-time staff will also recieve a one-off bonus of 750 euros. Part-time staff will receive the bonus on a pro-rata basis, so according to their contracted hours.

Financial effects of COVID-19

Funds have been made available to tackle the problems caused by the corona crisis. The negotiators say: "The parties believe it is important in these times to reach a cao that expresses our appreciation of the commitment and efforts of all our staff." The negotiating parties will reach an agreement over the coming weeks on how these funds will be spent. One option is to extend some of the temporary contracts of researchers, PhD candidates, lecturers and the supporting staff who help them.

Read the Dutch news item from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) about the new cao >>

Download the definitive cao

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