P&O News 7 April 2015
- Personnel Monitor Reminder: Your opinion matters, so share it with us!
- New version of BWNU 2014 and ZANU 2013 texts ratified
Is your work challenging enough (or too much so)? Are you able to easily combine work and private life? Are you satisfied with the facilities offered by the University, and the administrators of the institutes, faculties and the University as a whole?
As was the case with the Personnel Monitors of 2010 and 2012, our Executive Board is very interested in your opinion on these and other topics, and will use it where necessary to improve or reorganise certain matters, or to remove specific obstacles.
If you haven’t yet completed the questionnaire
To launch the questionnaire, click the personal link you received via e-mail. You can still complete the questionnaire until Monday 13 April.
On 12 March 2015, the cao parties ratified the new version of the BWNU 2014 and ZANU 2013. Since the changes made were primarily of a technical nature, it was decided to leave the year in the name of both regulations unchanged. The BWNU and ZANU form part of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (cao).
The ZANU regulation specifies your rights and obligations as an employee in case of illness and occupational disability.
One of the changes concerns Article 1, section (S), in which the term ‘passable labour’ has been replaced by ‘generally accepted labour’. This brings the ZANU regulation in line with legislative terminology in this area.
The BWNU regulation stipulates whether you are entitled to supplementary and/or contiguous benefits in case of unemployment.
In addition, the BWNU also regulates your right to potential wage supplementation if your salary in your new position is lower than your salary before you became unemployed.
The stipulations regarding wage supplementation (Article 15) include a section entitled 'and/or unemployment benefits'. This means that employees who have no right to supplementation on the grounds of Article 4, paragraph 1, of the BWNU due to the level of their salary, may be entitled to wage supplementation on the grounds of Article 15. Wage supplementation has also been made pensionable.
A new article has also been added: Article 22A. This article stipulates that former employees born before 1 January 1955 who were awarded a BWNU benefit before 1 January 2014 that they receive up to the age of 65 will not be affected by the so-called AOW gap. From their 65th birthday until official retirement age, they are entitled to an amount equivalent to the AOW benefit of a single person. Former employees who fall under this regulation will be personally informed of this fact.