Organisation - January 14, 2016

No exceptions for Flex Act

Hoger Onderwijs Persbureau

Universities too will have to offer scientists a permanent job contract sooner. This is clear from answers by the ministers Jet Bussemaker and Lodewijk Asscher to parliamentary questions from the VVD party.

The Young Academy recently warned that the new Work and Job Security Act would have an adverse effect on academics. The act stipulates that anyone employed by a university on a temporary basis for four years must be given a permanent contract. But for scientists that often means they have to go because the university does not have enough guaranteed funding. The cabinet is not impressed by this argument because universities have already been promised more money for the years ahead.