This is the first edition of a new service to you: “Staff Matters

Union Syndicale will keep you regularly informed about latest developments in EU case law on staff matters and other useful legal news relevant for staff. It will treat subjects like e.g. your rights in promotion, invalidity, entitlements and benefits, pension, the duty of care, holidays, insurance, damage claims, filing complaints and procedural questions as well as deadline observance. This is to increase your knowledge and capacity to defend your rights appropriately.

The special feature of this new format is that you are invited to send us your proposals for subjects to treat or any legal question that might be of interest for staff, may it be on EU staff regulations in general or related to your posting in a certain country. We keep confidentiality about any such proposal and introduce it in the newsletter anonymously. Simply send your proposals and questions to this address:

The first edition will focus on the right to be heard. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to receiving your feedback !

Here is an excerpt :

The rights of the defence constitute a fundamental principle of EU law. The person concerned must be given the opportunity, before the drawing up of a decision adversely affecting him, to make his views effectively known as to the truth and relevance of the facts and circumstances on which that decision was based. The right to be heard implies that the person concerned must have the possibility of influencing the decision-making process at issue.