The general employers’ association AWVN was founded in 1919 to promote its members interest and provide services in the social and economic fields. Today, more than 750 companies, 700 business units and some 65 institutions from many branches of industry, the services sector and the world of harbours, transportation and logistics are affiliated to AWVN.
The relationship between AWVN and its members is one firmly based on trust. This facilitates the substantial information exchange that occurs between the parties and enhances the quality of the services provided.
Being a consultancy, AWVN is operational in the whole field of employership, employment conditions and employment relationships. It is involved in the making of over 450 Collective Labour Agreements (with a market share of approx. 65%) and over 300 fringe benefit arrangements. AWVN's proven reliability ensures that it is a trusted partner for trade unions, whereby its advice is more readily accepted by employees. Consequently, the implementation of measures runs more smoothly.
AWVN - strong at the micro and meso level - is a partner of
VNO-NCW, the employers’ federation at a macro level. This means that whilst enjoying the whole array of services provided by AWVN, members can also benefit from the broad-based lobbying of VNO-NCW. The members of AWVN may be sure that their interests are represented at all levels.
AWVN delivers two types of products and services to its members:
general services (based on an annual financial contribution) and consultancy services.