Everything you always wanted to know about the Method!
Are you struggling with the annual salary adjustment or is the Method a difficult concept to understand? Do not panic!
Union Syndicale is organising a webinar to explain everything and answer your questions
You can find here the powerpoint used during the webinar. Here below, the conference on the Method :
The current ‘Method’ was secured following a number of protracted strikes in the 1980s and 90s. Union Syndicale was at the forefront of the fight to secure an automatic method (thus the historical struggle) for the adjustment of salaries, whereas the Council and other trade unions argued in favour of an adjustment that would be negotiated on an annual basis.
After a number of years of salary stagnation, during which the staff lost more than 12 % of their purchasing power (whereas national civil servants lost only 4 % of their purchasing power), one of the few positive points that Union Syndicale was able to secure in the 2014 reform of the Staff Regulations was the introduction of a fully automatic method for updating salaries and pensions, which means that the Council is no longer able to make changes or obstruct the process.
If you wish to get more information concerning the webinar on the Method, developed by Union Syndicale since the 70’s: