PNN: the new collective labour agreement contains important new rights for PhD candidates.

Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PhD Network Netherlands, or PNN) is pleased with the new collective labour agreement Dutch Universities. It contains three important steps forward towards a more fair and equal treatment of doctoral candidates. For the first time, the collective labour agreement contains an explicit statement about the length of the PhD employment contract: this will  “in principle be four years”. Doctoral candidates also have the right to an extension of their contract when they take parental leave. Finally, the option to put your PhD on hold to do an internship at a business or governmental organisation has been put in writing.

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The PNN National PhD Day is coming!

What: National PhD Day
Where: Tilburg University
When: 24thof November 2018

Dear fellow PhD candidates,

Would you like to meet fellow PhD candidates from all around the country? Do you want to learn how to communicate with your supervisor and peers more effectively? Do you feel like sharing and begin to tackle challenges you encounter during your PhD trajectory?

 

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