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YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MORE AND TO BETTER! A wage increase limited to 0.4%? Just enough to buy 20 rolls of toilet paper!  Real increases, not crumbs! Free negotiation of wages, we are entitled to that!  All salaries…
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If the funders of NGOs stopped considering us as “projects” and started to value the human resources needed to deliver outputs, this would help build more career development possibilities within NGOs. So while managers of NGOs should be fully…
Woman, 40-44 years old. Working in the Brussels NGO sector for 10+ years
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In my first year, when I did not have a permanent contract, I was not paid in accordance with the salary grid in the employment rules (but below). In 3,5 years, I never completed the annual appraisal process, even…
Woman, 25-29 years old. Working in the Brussels NGO sector for 4-6 years
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I worked in a Parliamentary Forum on Sexual health. Most employees were bullied by the director, who had all the power in the organization. I witnessed him yell at colleagues, and humiliate some of them. Some of the MPs…
Woman, 30-34 years old. Working in the Brussels NGO sector for 4-6 years
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In 2015, I was hired by an umbrella NGO in Brussels that works towards the human rights and inclusion of a specific vulnerable group (4/5 time). My net monthly salary was around EUR 1300; thus I definitely struggled to…
Woman, 30-34 years old. Working in the Brussels NGO sector for 4-6 years
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I am currently on sick leave following a burnout and harassment case by one on the colleagues I am line managing. The reasons for this burn out is that I have been working 2 jobs for almost 3 years,…
Woman, 35-39 years old. Working in the Brussels NGO sector for 1-3 years
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