PhD scholarship students from the RUG demand in a manifesto the termination of the experiment with PhD Scholarship Students. The experiment has had many negative consequences for them, such as a lower income and less protection from labour law, while the promised advantages of the experiment have been absent. The experiment is a first step in a race to the bottom on labour conditions, and they don’t accept that any longer. You can support the manifesto via this website.
This Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, PhDs at the University of Groningen (RUG) and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) demand the abolishment of the experiment with PhD Scholarship students. In a manifesto prepared by PhD scholarship students, they indicate that the experiment, in which PhD students were hired as a student rather than as an employee, has led to a deterioration of the research climate. In addition, the well-being of PhD scholarship students has not been taken into account. That is why, in addition to the abolishment of the experiment, they also demand employee status and compensation for the time they have worked as PhD scholarship students. Continue reading “Press release: PhDs demand the termination of the experiment with PhD Scholarship students”
On Thursday 21 November, the PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT) will organize the PhD & PDEng Day 2019. In the exciting and broad program of this day, Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) will be present for a workshop on labor conditions, after successful editions earlier this year in Wageningen, Leiden, Utrecht, and Groningen. Since the beginning of this year, PNN, in collaboration with the Academic Union (VAWO), is actively engaged in informing PhD candidates about their rights. Under the provoking title PhDs: Slaves of science? Precarious working conditions of PhDs vs possibilities to do something about it PNN enters into discussion with PhDs about their place within the university, conflict situations, and the rights they can claim.