During the opening of the academic year on 31 August, scientists will cycle the Tour of Academics between two universities. In doing so, the Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb), WOinActions and the FNV want to attract more attention for the high amount of temporary contracts at Dutch universities, and the need for real recognition and appreciation of the university staff. Read their call to join the tour below:
Unintelligible: you deliver quality research, your students love you, your colleagues want you to stay and yet you have to leave. For years the use of temporary contracts has been the standard personnel policy in the academic world. It’s a waste of valuable talent, it increases the already abnormally high work pressure, fuels mutual competition and creates social insecurity. Talented staff are sent away time and again, forcing them to travel from university to university like nomads.
Opening Academic Year: cycling tour on 31 August
During the opening of the Academic Year we cycle the ‘Tour of Academics’ between universities. Cycle a part of the route or wave your dismissed colleagues goodbye. Get moving because you’re forced to go (again) to the next temporary appointment or to support your colleagues with temporary appointments.
Together with WOinActie and FNV we’ll fight for the real recognition and appreciation of university staff!
Read more about the routes and how to sign up here.