The approval of funding for scientific research defines the mutual obligations concerning staff recruited by the institutions to carry out research funded by the Netherlands Research Council (NWO, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). These are based on the collective agreements of the VSNU (for universities) and the NFU (for university medical centers). Salary scales for a graduate range from €3,545 to €5,513 per month (scales 11 and 12), depending on qualifications and level of experience. The salary margin for a post-doc is €3,545 to €4,852 per month (scale 11). Salaries in Dutch universities are set at national level and are included in the collective agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU). An academic`s place on the salary scale (found on page 80 of the UN OAC) is determined by their position, qualification and experience. The salaries shown in this article are before taxes. Dutch salaries are supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% (paid in May or June) and an end-of-year allowance of 8.3% (paid in December). Income tax is high – either 36.5% or 52% – but foreign academics are often entitled to the 30% program that allows them to receive the first 30% of their salary tax-free. Sectoral Regulation on Disputes for Dutch Universities 2020 The CCT version 2017-2019 is accessible via this link: www.labouragreementuniversities.nl/. The information relating to the collective agreement provided on this website is not exhaustive, so it is not possible to deduce rights from it. If you want to read the full text of the Collective Agreement of dutch universities (CAD NU), you can download it completely or click on the hyperlinks to view the corresponding CAD articles. This is why personal development, sustainable employability and mobility of staff at Dutch universities are of the utmost importance.
Universities and unions have jointly launched a “public-friendly” version of the collective agreement. This website offers a general overview of the overall employment contract and clearly contains the most important information on employment conditions….