WOS

The Werkgeversorganisatie in de sport - WOS - is the employer organisation for the sport sector that puts itself to aim, to look after the interests of its members on the broad area of labour relations. The WOS was founded on 8th April 1986 and is representative in the not-for-profit sport.

Its members are:
- rural and regional / provincial sport organisations / sport federations,
- sport organisations at the local level,
- sport councils at the local, provincial and regional level.


Its members - in total approximately 100 - have in predominating degree the character of a not-for-profit organisation.
The 30.000 sport clubs in the Netherlands are members of a sport federations and are mostly not direct members of the WOS.

A Collective Agreement has been negotiated for the approximately 3000 employees of rural and regional sport organisations.
For employees of sport clubs - in estimation about 30.000 mostly smaller jobs - the Collective Agreement is not of application.
Model labour agreements and employment contracts and other useful products have been made available for employees of sport clubs, which are to be found on the website www.werkenindesportvereniging.nl that has been developed by the WOS.




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