P&O News 15 March 2016

Reader-friendly version of the CAO for Dutch Universities

In collaboration with the trade unions, Dutch universities have developed a reader-friendly web version of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) as a supplement to the CAO. It sets out the most important employment conditions from the CAO in a clear and readable way. This version of the CAO is aimed especially at employees and managers, and its purpose is to improve the familiarity and accessibility of the CAO.

On the website you will find relevant information about all the key topics from the CAO: employment conditions, personal development, free time, health and safety at work, tenure and pensions. The reader-friendly CAO is also available in English. .

Go to:
Web version of the CAO
Web version of the CAO in Englishs


30% ruling for staff from abroad and the 150 kilometre limit

On 4 March 2016 the Supreme Court ruled that the 150 kilometre limit in the 30% ruling does not contravene European law. This means that the 30% ruling only applies if the employee has lived more than 150 kilometres from the Dutch border for more than two-thirds of the 24 months preceding the start of their employment.

Because of the 150 kilometre requirement, inhabitants of Belgium, Luxemburg and the German and French border regions are not eligible for the 30% ruling. However, the actual extraterritorial expenses can be refunded tax free. The discussion about the 150 kilometre limit has been running for a while.

The parties concerned argued that it limited the free flow of labour within the European Union. Both the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court have decided this is not the case. 

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30% ruling

Still a few places left on HRM training courses

Read faster and improve your memory
For colleagues who want to improve their reading speed exponentially, improve their memory and study more successfully.

Starts: Wednesday 20 April 2016, 09.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Register: via Self Service or if you do not have access to Self Service, you can use the registration form.

Performance and development reviews for managers
This revised training programme tackles every part of the performance and development process: interviews, setting targets and reviewing them.

Starts: Thursday 7 April, 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Register: via Self Service or if you do not have access to Self Service, you can use the registration form. 

See also: 

Complete overview of HRM training courses

Staff Association Programme of Activities

The Staff Association has once again put together an exciting programme of events between now and the summer holidays. From making Easter table decorations to cake baking, from a make-up workshop to a cycle tour of the stunning area of Horst in Limburg – there is something to suit everyone. You can become a member of the Staff Association for only €1.50 per month. 

See the site of the staff association for the fulll programme

Last Modified: 16-03-2016