Why join the VNC? Through your membership you'll help to strengthen our position at the negotiating table when we negotiate Collective Bargaining Agreements. A good Collective Bargaining Agreement is of enormous value to all colleagues and is essential to be able to continue to exercise your profession. Since 1946 the VNC has been the reliable association for all Dutch cabin crew members, providing excellent services and support. VNC members who have supported us over the years in creating and maintaining pleasant working condi- tions, can tell you first hand how important that is! We strive hard to maintain and improve the many and varied aspects of our job which we encounter during our flying careers. Our board members are committed to you and enter into negotiations with the company based on solid arguments, a persevering approach and they do not avoid a heated discussion with the company when this becomes necessary.
And do you know what makes the VNC so special? It is an association for and by cabin crew members. Members of our board are cabin crew members too and so know exactly which issues may cross your path. Lines of communication are short, contact is personal and advice is both practical and targeted. Further- more, the VNC can always be contacted. This is most important for those working through continually changing international time zones and employed in a highly mobile profession. Take advantage of our knowledge and strategy, join!
Associated membership In the instances where the VNC is not yet recognised by a Dutch airline as a representative of their cabin crew, these cabin crew members are offered the possibility of an associated VNC membership. The associated membership fee is set at a reduced special rate of 12,50 euro’s per month (direct debit). This special rate only applies to associated memberships and is reduced to take account of fact that the VNC does not have collective bargaining rights at that airline. This element of the services portfolio of the VNC is therefore not available to associated members.
Sufficient growth of VNC associated members at a particular airline, may eventually lead to the acceptance by that airline of the VNC collective bargaining rights. At that stage, a separate section with its own board members is created within the VNC and the associated memberships are converted into ordinary memberships.
Additionally you'll receive our extra free services and attractive discounts: * VNC Magazine full of useful and 'nice to know' information, 10 times per year; * Legal aid from solicitors and assistance from VNC board members; * Information "hot off the press" via social media, website, magazine and direct mailings; * Correct and quick answers to your work related questions; * Professional tax consultancy services; * VNC Car Plan: a brand new car for a fixed monthly fee; * Our yearly diary (on request).