Frequently Asked Questions

In the Netherlands there are many rules around work. This is good, because they are often there to protect the employee. However, it is a system of rights and duties. This means that in order to be able to rely on various rules, you must also do something yourself. Such as reporting sick when you are home sick (and not just staying away) and objecting in time to decisions regarding your employment made by the employer when you do not agree with them.

In this menu, we provide an overview of some frequently asked questions. In many cases, we refer to the FNV website:, which contains a lot of information. In addition, there are a number of places where you can look for information yourself.

  •, in the sector Government you can find information on all sorts of subjects, for example under the menu ‘work and income’ and at the contact page.
  •, this website explains in plain language what is in the CLA, you can also download the full CLA text.
  • Work and career, on the infonet pages of the RUG’s HR you can find information about the way local regulations are implemented in the CAO, training and vacancies.
  • Health and working conditions, on the infonet pages of the RUG’s AMD you can find information on, for example, illness and sick reporting, prevention and safety on the work floor.

Can’t find the answer?
If you cannot find the answer to your question, there are several ways to get an answer to your question:

  • the trade union official works within the RUG and is well aware of local situations and regulations. You can email the trade union official ( to make an appointment or drop by the office.
  • call the FNV: 088-368 03 68
  • The FNV has open consultation hours in your area, where you can walk in without an appointment and ask your question.
  • If you have a complicated legal question, you can also ask it digitally.
  • Via Twitter or Facebook, you can ask the FNV webcare team a question.