12 July 2018

Definitive Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities

Dutch Universities agreed with unions to a new Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao NU).

The signed agreement is available on the VSNU-website.

The collective agreement (cao) is valid for the period from 1 July 2017 up to and including 31 December 2019. The agreements will be implemented in the text of the collective labour agreement as soon as possible.

The parties agree that on 1 May 2018, the salaries of university employees  who are employed by a Dutch University will receive a general increase of 2.0%. This salary increase will be paid no later than September 2018. On 1 February 2019, these salaries will receive a general increase of 2.6%. In addition, university employees who are employed by a Dutch University on 1 May 2018 (with the exception of claimants and on-call workers) will receive a one-off lump sum payment of 0.6% of their gross annual salary by September 2018 (gross annual salary 2018 (excluding the increase of 2,0%) with the year-end bonus and the holiday allowance added).