40.000 protesters gathered on Malieveld

More than 40,000 people protested during the National Education Strike in The Hague. It was remarkable that all education sectors together raised their voices for the necessary investments in education.

11-15 March action week for investments WO

VAWO calls upon all its members to make themselves heard during the action week from 11 to 15 March. During that week, WOinActie and trade unions are campaigning for the much-needed investments in academic education (WO). The actions will be concluded on Friday the 15th with a national education strike at Malieveld in The Hague.

New survey on workload by VAWO and FNV

With a new survey, VAWO and FNV are once again joining forces to gain insight into the workload at universities. This survey is the follow-up to the first study on workload conducted at the end of 2016.

About us

VAWO is run by inspired Board members, engaged local representatives and enthusiastic office staff who work hard to create a better academic environment.

We support all employees in the academic world. Our campaign to reduce temporary contracts, makes VAWO a trade union for permanent and temporary employees. But we also stand for the quality of academic education and research.

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