Symathetic protest at opening of academic year, September 4

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