CAO, rules and codes of conduct

The CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (CAO-NU), in English Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, constitutes the terms and conditions of employment for Dutch universities. These terms and conditions apply to all members of staff of all universities in the Netherlands. Within the framework of the CAO-NU, each university can, at their own university level, adopt codes of conduct and rules and regulations as a way of interpreting the CAO provisions. These local rules and regulations apply solely to the staff of the university concerned.