Netwerk Regenboog FNV


These are the web pages of the Netwerk Roze FNV, the Pink Network in the FNV, the main Dutch trade union organisation.


The Pink Network is the result of the merging of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender policy groups in the unions (formerly) affiliated to FNV:  several of these unions (such as the public sector union Abvakabo and the commercial services union Dienstenbond) ceased to exist as separate unions at the start of 2015 and became part of FNV. The education union AOb however still exists as a union affiliated to FNV, but its former LGBT group has merged into the Pink Network FNV. Since its start, the Netwerk Roze FNV has decided to include the rights of workers with an intersex status in it agenda.


Demonstration in Ankara for LGBT trade union rightsThe Pink Network is dedicated to improving the situation at workplaces and at the labour market, so that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity can be prevented, and combated.


It is firmly committed to sexual and gender diversity policies in labour unions and at the workplaces. Its working area is not only the Netherlands: several organisations that have merged into the Pink Network have a strong tradition in international co-operation. In previous years, groups that are now in the Netwerk Roze have been working with Turkish LGBT and trade union groups (picture: demo in Ankara, 2014), with Latin-American LGBT groups within trade unions, and with many European trade union LGBT groups, for instance. The Network is determined to continue its international work.


One of the products of the Network is the Rainbow checklist for collective labour agreements. The original being in Dutch and based on Dutch legislation and regulations, it has been transposed into an international version in English. Since it was drafted before the decision about intersex rights, it it a checklist for LGBT rights. You can find it here.


The bulk of the information on these pages is written in Dutch. However, should you want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail.

More information about the national and international LGBT(I) trade union policies and activities can be found on the Trade Union Rainbow Rights website.