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Works council elections took place from 7-14 April. In a public meeting on Monday, 20 April, the Central Voting Office confirmed the election results.

New faculty works councils have been elected for six faculties, and a Joint Works Council has been elected for the Shared Service Units. Because the Faculty of Medicine is part of the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), its employees vote at another time in the works council elections of the AMC.

Participation in decision-making at the UvA is supported by trade unions with many of the candidates having an affiliation with a trade union. In almost all faculties, the trade unions FNV Universiteiten and VAWO were represented. Employees could also run as part of an independent list. At the Faculty of Science, Rethink UvA joined as a new party and won four of the 15 seats.

Lower turnout

The voter turnout was 50.1%, 2% lower than in the previous works council elections in 2012. The Faculty of Dentistry had the highest turnout with 63%, whereas three years ago it had the lowest turnout.