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We are a collective of employees on temporary contracts, including representatives from a range of departments, at the University of Amsterdam.

On April 1 2022 we announced a collective grading strike, which has been suspended since June 7 2022, awaiting the implementation of the new UvA Lecturer Policy.


RTL Nieuws: Docent Marijn wil een vast contract en daagt universiteit voor de rechter

"Een wegwerpdocent voelt hij zich. Vol enthousiasme gaf docent Marijn Scholte de afgelopen vier jaar les aan de faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht. Zijn studenten waren enthousiast, de beoordelingen goed. Toch werd zijn contract niet verlengd. Beleid, aldus de universiteit. Docenten die geen onderzoek doen, krijgen geen vast contract. Werk was er wel, een opvolger is aangenomen. Reden voor Scholte om naar de rechter te stappen. Hij wil zijn baan terug."

The strike on national radio

In NPO Radio 1 show Geld of je Leven: Uva-docent en staker Joppe Gelderloos vertelt samen met Donald Pechler van de Algemene Onderwijsbond wat er volgens hen moet veranderen


Following a collective vote among the striking departments—based on the responses of leadership to Casual UvA's strike demands—a motion has passed to continue the strike. Due to a lack of urgency and transparency, we are not confident in how the proposed Central HR policy will be implemented at various organisational levels. [...] To mitigate the impacts of these actions on our students, the eight striking departments have agreed to release Block 4 grades within 15 working days. Further, our marking strike action will now apply to Block 5 grades with immediate effect.

Demonstration Friday 12 May

DEMONSTRATION NOTICE ⏰⏰⏰ Tomorrow from 12:30 to 14:30 in front of the Acdemiegebouw in Utrecht. CAO negotiations are taking place between the unions and universities and it is important we show up and show out!

Interview by ASVA Studentenvakbond with Alex of Casual UvA

ASVA on Instagram: "Today, on labour day, we consider the fight for better working conditions. How schools treat teachers also impacts students. Therefore we stand with Casual UvA in their fight for permanent contracts and better working conditions. Since there are a lot of questions from students, we asked one of the people behind Casual UvA, Alex, some questions!"

FNV: Interview with UvA "D4" Misha Velthuis

Misha in interview by FNV: “Het grootste probleem is dat Junior Docenten die bij ons veel onderwijs verzorgen iedere 3 jaar vervangen worden door andere Junior Docenten. Zij worden niet in vaste dienst genomen. Daarnaast is er sprake van systematisch overwerk”.

Message to our Students

A letter to the students of the striking departments: "Thank you for your solidarity and patience as we work towards an outcome for better education. We also understand that some of you may be frustrated by delayed grades, and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause."

UvA announces new "Lecturer Policy"

From the UvA website: "The UvA is currently working on a new lecturer policy. The new policy, for which an outline has been drawn up, is intended to reduce the number of temporary appointments, improve job security for lecturers and offer more career prospects."


Today, April 1 2022, Casual UvA announced a Marking Strike by the teaching staff of six UvA bachelor programmes.