In the Common Law, Ford v A.U.E.F. , the courts once ruled that collective agreements were not binding. Second, the Industrial Relations Act of 1971, introduced by Robert Carr (Minister of Labour in Edward Heath`s cabinet), provided that collective agreements were binding, unless a written contractual clause explained otherwise. After the death of the Heath government, the law was rescinded to reflect the tradition of the UK`s labour relations policy of legally refraining from workplace disputes. Buitengewoon verlof (extraordinary leave) – Members of the Dutch trade union FNV not covered by the labour law concluded a wage agreement concluded in December 2019 for 200,000 employees in hospitals covered by the country`s collective agreement (CLA). A fixed-term contract has a start date and an end date. The contract expires on the agreed date, with the employer informing you in writing at least one month before the end date if the contract is renewed. We strongly recommend that you ensure that you receive a contract in writing, although an oral agreement is also valid in the Netherlands. The employer is obliged to inform you in writing of the main elements of the contract within one month of the start of the contract. Within the legal limits, both employers and workers are free to decide what is covered by the contract. All employees of university hospitals (UMC) in the Netherlands are subject to the same collective agreement: the cao-UMC. In addition to the CAO-UMC, the LUMC has a number of internal rules.
These rules apply only to employees under LUMC contract. In some situations, you can request paid leave for special circumstances that are not covered by labour law. Although this category of vacation is not part of labour law, it is often part of a CAO, employment contract or company regulation. Ask hr or your employer about the possibilities of taking the following extraordinary leaves. The authorisation for the financing of scientific research lays down mutual obligations concerning staff recruited by the institutions to carry out research financed by the Netherlands Research Council (NWO, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). . . .