National Demonstration in Amsterdam tomorrow

On the 1st of April, we will hold a national demonstration alongside 0.7 against casualisation in academia, entitled ‘The Joke’s on Us.’ Today, the current ‘industrial peace’ agreed nationally between the employers and the unions comes to an end. A new cycle of negotiations for the collective labour agreement will start on this date again. The demonstration is vital to make our demands heard and protest against the casualisation in academia.

This is a follow up from the university won’t love you back national day of action at Faculty of Social Sciences in Leiden that we organised together with 0.7 and WOinActie to express our repugnance with casualisation, exploitation, poor social safety, and a lack of accountability in and by Dutch Universities.  


  • At 13:00, we will gather outside the legendary Maagdenhuis (Spui 21, 1012 WX Amsterdam). From 13:00 until 15:00 we will have a program that includes music and testimonials, as well as stations to take photos/share content via socials.
  • From 15:00 until 16:00, we will have a line up of speakers from the AOB (Tamar van Gelder, Chairman), FNV (Brian Droop), Student Union (Jules Declerieux), 0.7 (Tim de Winkel) and Casual UvA (Alex Lopez), including an announcement of further action.   
  • At 16:00, we will gather for drinks at Schuim (Spuistraat 189, 1012 VN Amsterdam).

Please make sure to share our poster, share our hashtag #JokesOnUni and attend our national demonstration to make sure employers do not, once again, shirk their responsibilities when it comes to questions of casualisation, workload, accountability and social safety in the negotiations for a new collective labour agreement.

See you there!

In solidarity,

Casual UvA

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