The General Education Union (Algemene Onderwijsbond, AOb) is one of the partners of PNN. After a merger with the academic union (Vakbond voor de Wetenschap, VAWO) at the end of 2019, the AOb also represents lecturers and researcher in Academia, including PhD candidates. The AOb can support PhD Candidates in case of specific legal disputes. Because of this, we recommend PhD candidates to become of member of AOb, or another labour union.
The membership fee for in 2020 is €17,85 monthly. By means of the Keuzemodel, the costs for the membership of a union can be retrieved (partly) from the employer.