With over 83 members, the AOb the largest education union in the Netherlands. We stand up for the interests of our members in all educational sectors.
De AOb is a trade union for educational staff working in primary education, secondary schools, secondary vocational education, colleges and universities. The union is affiliated with the largest employee organization in the Netherlands, the FNV. In 2021, the AOb 25 years, the union was created on January 1, 1997 as a result of a merger between two educational unions: Algemene Bond van Onderwijsd Personeel (ABOP) and Nederlands Genootschap van Leraren (NGL). Via this overview page you will quickly find out more about the AOb.
The board of the AOb consists of four directors who are responsible for the day-to-day management of the union. AObmembers elect the board through the General Assembly.
Regional becomes the AOb represented by five districts. With offices in Groningen, Deventer, Rotterdam and Eindhoven, they are close to schools and members. The head office is located in Utrecht.
De AOb is also committed to good working conditions and high-quality and accessible education outside the Netherlands. The union does this, for example, in developing countries where the quality of education is often too low.
Within the AOb there are several groups that stand up for their specific interests. If AObmember you can join one of the groups free of charge. Quickly see which groups there are within the AOb.
Inspirational columns, stimulating interviews, revealing investigative journalism and tips that you can immediately apply in the classroom. With the Onderwijsblad, the magazine of the AOb, you stay well informed of developments in your sector.
Within the work organization of the AOb there are regularly new vacancies. You can also be active in the association voluntarily or with facilities within the AOb. Keep an eye on this page for the latest vacancies.