The pressure of work in the academic world is sky high. Grant applications, administration, education, publications, too little manpower: it all piles up. Many people work at night, in the weekends, on their holidays and even sometimes when they are ill. Research shows that in academia at least 20% extra work is done in people’s spare time. At a full working week, this means well over 9 weeks unpaid labour per year!
That’s why the VAWO (Dutch union for academics), in cooperation with PNN and PostdocNL, organises a sympathetic protest during the opening of the academic year, on September 4th in Nijmegen. Please join us! To sign up, or to get more information, please send an email to email@example.com