Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) and regulations

Important matters for staff are generally laid down in regulations. These can be national regulations or ones specially enacted for our university. One of the most important of these is the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Further regulations can be found in the different sections.

For questions or further information, please contact your HR department.

Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO)

The CAO regulates the terms of employment of university staff and is an integral part of the employment contract. A number of conditions from the CAO have been further developed to create separate regulations for Leiden University, such as the Leiden University Regulation on the Commuting Allowance 2015.

Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities 1 January 2015 - 1 July 2016
Salary table as from 1 January 2016

The Colllective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities was extend by one year on 2 July 2016.


University regulations and codes of conduct

Alongside regulations on terms of employment, the University also has a number of codes of conduct.
More about codes of conduct

For an overview of Leiden University’s codes of conduct and regulations, visit the regulations site.

A reader-friendly version of the CAO can be found on the website of the CAO NU website.

Last Modified: 05-07-2016