How can you join ACOD Universiteit Gent?

How to join?

Contact one of our delegates (see the frame at the right side of this page)


join our trade union by digitally completing this pdf-form and e-mailing it back to

If you wish to pay the membership dues by automatic monthly wired transfer (SEPA) then you should also complete the second page of this pdf-form. Your membership dues will then each month be paid automatically. An overview of the amount of the membership dues for this year can be found below.

Job students can join online through ABVV Jongeren.

UPDATE: new monthly membership dues from 2023 on (*)
  • For administrative staff
    • function level A: € 19,80
    • normal dues: € 18,35
    • normal dues half time or less: € 9,95
    • retired: € 7,00
    • unemployed: € 9,95
  • For researchers, academic and teaching staff:
    • employment equal to or more than a half time assignment: € 20,00
    • part time career break: € 20,00
    • reduced activities equal to or more than a half time assignment: € 20,00
    • employment less than a half time assignment: € 12,00
    • fulltime career break: € 12,00
    • unemployed: € 9,95
    • members with full TBS before retirement: € 9,00
    • retired: € 9,00
  • Job students


(*) Please note: ACOD is not automatically informed on possible changes in your personal situation that could cause a change in monthly membership contribution. A change of your membership contribution, e.g. when you reduce your employment to halftime or when you are retiring or are becoming unemployed, can only be implemented for your future contributions after you have informed us of this change in your personal situation.

As member of ACOD UGent you can inform us on these changes through e-mail to 

Also a change of address after you have moved, or a change in bank account number, can always be communicated through e-mail, as well as e.g. a change of employer. In this last case we will check which branch of ACOD or ABVV is responsible for this employer, and will inform them so they can take the necessary steps to mutate your membership to this trade union branch.

Syndicale premie (annual refund)

At Ghent University members of a trade union are entitled to an annual refund of part of their membership dues, called syndicale premie. The application forms for this syndicale premie are usually sent by Ghent University to all staff members (having worked at Ghent Univeristy during the previous calendar year) at the end of March - beginning of April. Members should complete and sign this form and hand it in to their trade union. More details on this will be cummunicated by us shortly after the application forms have been sent by Ghent University.

People who were member of the trade union during the full previous calendar year are entitled to a full syndiacle premie. At the moment this consists of an amount of 90 EUR. People who have joined the union later during the previous calendar year will olny receive part of the syndicale premie.