The amount of staff costs to be financed can be taken into account in the salary scales of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (Dutch acronym VSNU). The salary scales were agreed in the scientific research funding agreement and are based on the collective agreement (caO) of Dutch universities. If you run a business in the Netherlands, you may need to work with a collective agreement (CAO). CAOs are collective agreements between employers (or employers` organizations) and trade unions on wages and other terms and conditions of employment. The CLA 2017-2019 version can be accessed via this link: www.labouragreementuniversities.nl/. 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). If a minimum CAD is available, you can deviate from it if it benefits your employees. Deviations from a standard CAD are not allowed. Many interbranch organisations publish the CAD relevant to their sector on their website. Total compensation for the use of researchers/scientists depends on the nature of the researcher (e.g.
B PhD or Senior Scientist), the duration of the appointment (in years and months) and whether the position is full-time or part-time. Universities and unions have jointly launched a “public-friendly” version of the collective agreement. This website offers a general overview of the entire employment contract and clearly contains the most important information about the conditions of employment. . The VSNU conducts consultations with the following unions: • FNV Overheid • AC/FBZ • CNV Overheid, onderdeel van CNV Connectief • AOb if you are not a member of an employers` organisation and no CAO has been declared mandatory for your sector, but they collaborate with your own CAO. In the individual employment contract, you must indicate whether a CAO applies. In the case of caO and an employment contract, priority is given to the CAO. . Cao universitair medische centra 2018-2020 (NFU website) Standardised costs include direct salary costs and a provision for vacation pay, end-of-year bonuses and employer costs, as well as other personnel costs, regardless of a worker`s actual salary scale. Salary scales are used to determine the amount of staff costs for applications for assistance. Brochure Workers – Vitality Pact (University of Twente) Annex J: Sectoral system of secondary activities The remuneration and benefits agreed with the trade unions are included in the collective agreement of the Dutch universities. The CAONU (the latest version of the global employment contract), valid from 1 January 202o, can be downloaded via the menu on the right.
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