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Super-flexible, super-creative, super-excellent … and super-precarious? We’ve had enough!

As at many other universities, employment conditions at the University of Göttingen have been deteriorating for years. The scientific staff is now 89% employed on a temporary basis, in the administrative areas it is 27%. For the university, such an arrangement is convenient, but for us it destroys everyday life and planning for the future.

We want to put an end to this temporary employment mess and thus take a first and decisive step towards permanently improving working conditions at the University of Göttingen. Our goal is a comprehensive de-termination for all employees of the University of Göttingen, regardless of the status group (scientific employees and employees in technology and administration).

Together with as many colleagues as possible, we want to fight for employment with perspective in Göttingen.

What now?

We have joined forces in an initiative that, with the support of the trade unions ver.di and GEW, wants to put an end to the temporary employment system. We want to negotiate a collective agreement with the university management of the University of Göttingen, in which the comprehensive de-termination of all employment relationships is regulated. The University of Göttingen is a foundation university (Stiftungsuniversität) and can therefore negotiate and conclude such a collective agreement independently.

And in order to negotiate fairly and on an equal footing, and ultimately successfully, we need broad support from our colleagues! Only if a majority of the employees also wants this, we have a democratic legitimacy!

Our offer for you

We propose to fight for this collective agreement together in an organized way. Therefore we ask for your honest opinion with the enclosed survey of the employees! It is currently only available in German, but we are working on this.

You can find a translation of the questions in this document:

You can learn more about verdi here and find their membership application form in many languages online.

ver.di – Become a member (

Good reasons to join ver.di (englisch) – ver.di (

We are looking forward to hearing from you!