The FNV is an organization of unions that represents the interests of employees and social benefit claimants. The focal points of the FNV are employment and income, two aspects which cover a very broad area. Income may be derived from work, but also from social benefits. Equality, solidarity, freedom of speech, justice and sustainability are the FNV’s core principles.
FNV and unions Comprising eighteen unions jointly representing the interests of about 1.1 million members, the FNV, acting on behalf of their interests, is by far the largest and strongest trade union confederation in the Netherlands.
Members of the FNV
Approximately 1.9 million people in the Netherlands are a member of a trade union. In terms of the total working population, this means that 27 out of every 100 people are unionised. The FNV has eighteen affiliated trade unions representing about 1,2 million members: 63 procent of all trade union members. This makes the FNV by far the largest and strongest confederation in the Netherlands.
The membership consists of a cross-section of the population of the Netherlands: men and women, old and young, Dutch nationals and people of other nationalities et cetera.
Why become a member of a FNV Union?
The FNV has the answer to all your questions with regard to employment and income. And - another major point - you can join in the discussion and vote on collective labour agreements, and so also, the terms and conditions of employment that are relevant to your job.
The membership fee differs from union to union, but on average, membership fees are about € 15 per month. Students, part-time workers, senior citizens and social benefit claimants usually pay less. You can directly apply to the FNV trade union, which is active in your sector. You can also subscribe through the FNV website .
The FNV has its head office in the Netherlands. The eighteen affiliated unions not only have head offices but also district offices, spread all over the country.
The FNV's head office is located in Amsterdam, just opposite the railway station Sloterdijk:
Naritaweg 10, 1043 BX Amsterdam (for visiting) or
Postbus 8456, 1005 AL Amsterdam
Telephone general +31 (0)20 5816300