Working conditions

Working conditions 

"Employers and/or funders must ensure that working conditions for researchers, including disabled researchers, provide, where appropriate, the flexibility deemed essential for the successful completion of research work in accordance with existing national legislation and national or sectoral collective agreements.

They should aim at providing working conditions which allow both female and male researchers to combine family and work, children and career.

Particular attention should be paid, inter alia, to variable working hours, part-time work, teleworking and sabbaticals, as well as to the necessary financial and administrative provisions governing such arrangements" (extract from the Charter for European researchers).



  • Implementation of training courses related to staff well-being, in particular personal development (MBTI) and stress management
  • Reinforcement of support services: recruitment and renewal of trusted persons, mediation unit and external prevention service (CESI)
  • Recognition of part-time work (80%) for academic staff
  • Brochure on parenthood at UNamur. This brochure provides information on leaves, allowances and parental facilities offered by the University.
  • Increasing the capacity of the UNamur FUNNY daycare by 15 places
  • Creation of a meeting place for parents and children from 0 to 3 years old in the FUNNY daycare, le Fil de soi (the thread of self)
  • Negotiation of advantageous conditions for parents of children under the age of 2 at the Familia pharmacy for childcare equipment, infant formula and health products
  • Feasibility study on homeworking
  • Psycho-social risk survey
  • Request for external funding for disabled access to UNamur buildings (TO DO)
  • Hiring of a prevention counsellor on psycho-social aspects

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