Dutch university terms and conditions of employment in brief

On 5 June 2020 a new Collective Labour was signed that applies retro-actively from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020. We will soon update this website. You can visit the website of the VSNU for more information (in Dutch).

This website provides a general outline of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) applicable between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2019, and the terms and conditions that apply to you as an employee of a Dutch university. It sets out the most important information on employment conditions, personal development, leave, occupational health and safety, your employment contract, and pension options in a format that is clear and easy to use.

The full collective labour agreement

The information about the collective labour agreement provided on this website is not exhaustive, so no rights may be derived from it. If you wish to read the full text of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU), you can download it in full or click on the hyperlinks to view the relevant CAO articles.