If you start working for an employer who has signed a collective agreement, you can be sure that you have good working conditions. The conditions of the collective agreement are binding on the company. The Participation Act stipulates that employers must negotiate significant changes in the workplace with the party with whom they have signed a collective agreement. This may concern the organization, budget or conditions of service. Negotiations then take place with elected officials who have a good knowledge of the workplace and who can exert an influence for you. As a worker in a company without a collective agreement, you must agree on your working conditions with your employer yourself. This is done in your employment contract. Employees can tailor parts of this package to their personal preferences via the optional template for terms and conditions of employment. Some conditions of employment are regulated by law, others have been defined in the collective agreement of Dutch universities. In addition to the law and collective agreement, the UT also has several rules and codes of conduct that define and elaborate the rights and obligations of employees.
The topics under the heading “Conditions of service” have been divided into sections on this site. You can also use the A-Z HR index to search alphabetically for topics. Local collective agreements may also be in effect at your workplace, which complement the rules of the central collective agreement and provide better conditions, such as. B additional benefits in parental leave, skills development or flexible working hours. Find out what applies to you by contacting the elected representatives for graduate employees in your workplace. One of the most important tasks of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers is to lay the foundations for a good and safe working life by negotiating collective agreements. These agreements regulate issues such as working conditions, parental leave and company pension schemes. Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers and the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, the employer and employees. TBS has released highlights of the latest round of signed collective agreements. Your employment contract sets out the agreements you and your employer have made in areas such as employment, form of employment, wages, overtime and in addition to the collective agreement. If you don`t have a collective agreement, your employment contract must include everything that is part of the collective agreement so that you can work on an equal footing. .