Forest and Nature Management programme employees in Velp want to speak to the Supervisory Board of Wageningen UR about the resulting situation at the university of applied sciences. Their appeal was made in a letter to the board on 3 October.
The employees also want to ask the Supervisory Board why Executive Board chairman Aalt Dijkhuizen had refused to speak to Van Rooijen; they say that it is normal in a workplace conflict to have the case being heard again. They feel that Dijkhuizen has not lent a listening ear in his leadership role in this respect.
Currently, management agency Ten Have Change Management is carrying out talks with employees at the applied sciences university. This investigation into the level of support has nothing to do with the return of Van Rooijen, say the letter writers, but makes an issue of employee commitment all of a sudden. Therefore, it would only delay finding a solution between the management and the employees, say the letter writers, who themselves claim to represent all FNM employees.