Urgent call WOinActie to Committee of Education

Deterioration in the quality of research, at least 2,000 redundancies and a serious shortage of professionals in certain professions. WOinActie makes an urgent appeal not to agree with the Minister’s plans, but to await the investigation into the adequacy of the macro budget for higher education.

Members vote on pension agreement

After nine years of negotiations, employees, employers and the government reached agreement on a new pension. It is a complex agreement in which good things have been achieved, but also in which room has been left for certain things to be filled in later on. All things considered, the members instructed the VAWO board on 11 June 2019 to present this agreement to her members in a positive light.

Van Rijn Committee: quality WO at stake

Students and lecturers are experiencing increasing pressure of study and work, there are signs that the balance between education and research is lost and the largely student-related funding can lead to a race to the bottom in terms of educational quality. This is stated in the report of Van Rijn Commission, which was commissioned by the Minister of Education to investigate the funding of higher education.

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.

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.