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Letter from USF to EUAA

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At the Federal Committee meeting on July 2nd, the President of the USF was mandated to organize a meeting with the EUAA agency in order to discuss the situation and find the most appropriate ways to restore a climate of serenity and trust. Indeed, some dysfunctions have been reported by employees and it seems that they are incompatible with the principles of each institution and public entity. This information relates to : repeated episodes of mismanagement and non-compliance with the principles of legality and impartiality by which any public administration must be guided. serious loopholes in social dialogue and respect [...]


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During this meeting at Berlaymont on 14th of June 2022, various topics were discussed, including the new budget and human resources strategy. Budget The current context is not favorable. Inflation, which is rising above 2%, GDP drop, Ukraine war and the rise in gas prices will have an impact on the budget for the coming years. As a result, budgetary constraints are weighing on the administration. Some Member States could put the debate on retirement age on the table… Contract agents The staff representatives welcomed the new HR strategy and stress the need to support contract agents, who should have [...]

Agora 87, precariousness in the EU institutions

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Discover our brand new Agora 87, about precariousness in the European Public Service: Editorial : In this new Agora 87 on precariousness, Frances McFadden and Isabelle Gossart tell us how they too have experienced precariousness, each in their own way. Overview of contracts in the European institutions: In her article, Isabelle Gossart gives an overview of the different types of contract in the European institutions. Precariousness and its consequences on the staff : Isabelle Wolff and Arty Kyramarios dissect the problem faced by ASTs in their career progression, but also the form of precariousness that affects them. The (not [...]

Covid-19 & the world of work

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Covid-19 and the world of work: the impact of a pandemic A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19 pandemic and thrown Europe’s economies into a sudden and profound recession, ‘austerity’ is the other nefarious agent from which workers, and Europe as a whole, need to be protected in the challenging months and years ahead. At this point in time, a new wave [...]

EU law to tackle stress after lockdown

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Trade unions are launching a campaign for an EU law to tackle work-related stress amid a mental health crisis worsened by the lockdown. Work-related stress had already become an epidemic before confinement, accounting for more than half of all working days lost in the EU. New Eurostat data shows one in three workers are always or often working under time pressure, a major cause of stress. But since the lockdown, the United Nations says stress levels in Europe have “risen substantially.” People working from home are twice as likely to work over 48 hours and more likely to suffer repeatedly interrupted sleep. On the UN’s World [...]

COVID-19 and gender equality

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In this COVID-19 pandemic, the first day promoting equal pay and gender equality, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), takes place on September 18, 2020. This equality is not called into question in the European institutions thanks to the grade system, which guarantees equal pay for all workers, regardless of gender. However, career equality is not achieved in our organizations and institutions. The latter has moreover been shaken by the Coronavirus crisis. On this occasion, Union Syndicale would like to initiate, in the era of COVID-19, a reflection on gender equality and the issues that will be associated with it. The [...]

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