The Academic Union (VAWO) is one of the partners of PNN. As part of this partnership, PNN has a fixed seat in the board of VAWO. This position on the board of VAWO is usually fulfilled by our board member on Labor Conditions.

In contrast to PNN, VAWO can support PhD Candidates in case of specific legal disputes. Because of this, we recommend PhD Candidates to become of member of VAWO (or another Labor Union). VAWO has a special, reduced membership contribution for PhD Candidates, of only 72 euros per year. By means of the Keuzemodel the costs for the membership of a Labor Union can (partly) be retrieved from the employer.