NEWS

Find all the latest news about our concerns, our voices, our actions and our reactions concerning social and political life, the economy and the well-being of the European public service.

Happy Labour Day 2024
USF

We wish all workers to have the right to participate in the decision-making processes, wherever they are, whatever work they do

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EPSU Manifesto for EU Elections 2024
USF

The European Parliament elections hold immense significance for us. At the heart of our mission lies the welfare and rights of public service workers across Europe.

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Take Great Care Of Your Ears !
USB - Commission

Union Syndicale has recently entered a request for the recognition of occupational disease for a colleague suffering from acouphens and hyperacousia

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The 2024 Appraisal Exercise Is Launched
USB - Commission

The Institution decided to modify the report with constant rules. It had introduced the merge of 3 sections as well as the possibility of renewing your report.

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From Five to Four, Why Not?
Asmayani Kusrini

However, “Friday is The New Saturday” is not just an ode to change but a pragmatic roadmap for its realization.

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US Flash December 2023
USB - Consilium

Annual update of salaries. Internal competitions. The Picard Judgment – part 2. Family Allowances: child’s play ?

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2023 annual update: +2.7 %
USB - Consilium

The updating of salaries and pensions, based on the Method developed by Union Syndicale 50 years ago, is designed to guarantee parallelism with the salaries of civil servants in the Member States.

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY !
USF

Find out more about the European Commission’s new social media guidelines and their implications for freedom of expression.

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US Flash Octobre 2023
USB - Consilium

Certification; JSIS rules and the value of giving the power of attorney; The Picard case – What does it mean for GSC staff?

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Provident Funds : Watch Out !
USB

We are extremely concerned of the present alarming and scandalous situation regarding the losses of your Provident Fund contributions

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US Flash September 2023
USB - Consilium

New Rules for Working Time, Telework and Leave, Lost promotion possibilities, Violation of the Codified Protocol, etc.

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US Flash June 2023
USB - Consilium

Our US Flash June 2023 covers: Lost promotion possibilities, Flexitime , A new internal competition for AST1 and AST2 will be published soon, USF Congress – the four-day week, and low salaries and The value of our publications

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Resolution on Digitalisation
USF

USF 2023 Congress claim – Implementation of the “European Framework Agreement of European social dialogue committee for central government administrations (SDC-CGA) on Digitalisation”

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US Flash May 2023
USB - Consilium

In this issue, we cover the following topics: The need for far-reaching reform of our assessment system. Problems linked to EPSO, social dialogue at SGC, when does a child finish school? recruitment policy and work overload.

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The European Union is NOT FOR SALE !
USF

The recent scandal shakes the European Union and its management. It impacts the trust of all European citizens in those who are supposed to represent them and embody the values of democracy on our continent.

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Salary Adjustment
USF

Union Syndicale will continue to defend the method, which guarantees stable industrial relations in the European Public Service.

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Together for Luxembourg
USF

“Together for Luxembourg”, the list of USF Luxembourg for the Local Staff Comittee elections from 23/11 to 6/12/2022

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EUAA’s management situation
USF

Individuals staff members and the local staff committee have contacted USF in order to complain and raise concerns with regards to human ressources management and ethic issues at EUAA Agency (Malta).

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Letter from USF to EUAA
USF

Some dysfunctions at EUAA have been reported by employees and it seems that they are incompatible with the principles of each institution and public entity.

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Right of strike breached at the EPO
EPO

Historical Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation (ILOAT) on the fundamental right to strike breached by the European Patent Office (EPO)

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Staff Housing Survey
USF

Eurostat has recently launched a Staff Housing Survey in all workplaces where EU Staff are employed.

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USF’s Letter to OEACP
USF

Read here the USF letter to OEACP to denounce the unfair management of ACP secretariat employees for 2021.

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EPO Staff Goes on Strike
SUEPO

EPO staff is still denied a fair career progression and a fair and transparent reporting system, they go on strike on 15/12 !

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Accession of the EU to ECHR
USF

Accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights is a good news : this convention protects the rights of millions of european citizens.

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COVID-19 and Gender Equality
USF

What are the lessons from the COVID-19 crisis and what are its implications on gender equality in European institutions? Read our article to know more!

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Union Syndicale Mourns
USF

Union Syndicale mourns the passing of Jean-Pierre Tytgat and Roger Vancampenhout, two pillars of the Union are leaving us.

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YES ! USF’s Victory !
USF

4 staff committee elections: 4 victories for Union Syndicale. These victories are the results of local work, constant human investment and USF synergies.

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2014 Staff Regulations reform
USF

The European Court of Auditors’ Report analyses the Commission’s implementation of the 2014 Staff Regulations reform and related measures.

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Climate Action Call
USF

Joint Climate Action Call cosigned by the ETUC Scientists saying that we face a climate emergency and we need to act now !

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Emergency Resolution on EPO
USF

USF adopted on 2 June 2019 an emergency resolution on the situation of EPO staff and the unfair treatment of SUEPO trade unionists.

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Resolution on EU Agencies
USF

The Congress adopted a resolution on EU Agencies, considering the urgent need for the improvement of working conditions for the staff.

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Brexit facts sheets
USF-Luxembourg

USF informs you about a wide range of subjects concerning Brexit under the form of facts sheets (travelling, rights of EU citizens, etc.).

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Protection of personal data
USF

Protection of personal data – The General Court rendered an interesting judment regarding the protection of personal data of EU staff…

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Future of ILOAT
USF

The whole question of the future of ILOAT is still in a serious crisis! The President of the USF made some comments on the subject.

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Social policy initiatives
USF

EPSU demands progress with EU social policy initiatives and more from the Austrian Presidency. Discover here the EPSU statement.

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US letter to ETF Director
US-ETF TORINO

Discover in our article the US letter that was sent by our Member organisation, US-ETF, to the ETF director.

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Status of EPO disciplinary cases
SUEPO

Discover in our article the status of the EPO disciplinary cases and all the documents published the lasts months concerning Battistelli era.

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Moral Harassment at Work
IPSO

Union Syndicale dedicated 23 October to the protection of workers against moral harassment at work, which is one of our top priority issues.

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Help 12 hours for Greece
USB

USB supports 12 hours for Greece, a charity operating in the fields of education, health and the fight against poverty.

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The Right to Have Sick leave
USB - Consilium

One more step taken by the Council to apply with the law on sick leave: discover here the case presented by Union Syndicale.

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EPO: 3 BIG Wins at ILOAT
SUEPO

EPO: three big wins at the ILOAT for the Union representatives that were unfairly dismissed by President Batistelli.

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Battistelli’s record
SUEPO

Discover in our article the EPO-Flier publication about non-regretted EPO President, Battistelli’s record.

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Working conditions at EPO
SUEPO

Working conditions at the European Patent Office (EPO) have been the subject of persistent criticism for years now.

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Gender pay gap 2010-2016
USF

Discover here the ITUC report concerning the gender pay gap (difference between men and women earnings) from 2010 until 2016.

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NO to harassment !!!
US-PE

Union Syndicale says no to harassment ! The European Parliament seems not immune to harassment either, according to numerous testimonies.

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EPSU workshop on TiSA
USF

Discover here a brief report on the EPSU workshop on TiSA organised in collaboration with AK Europa, ÖGB Europabüro on November 30.

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For a Real Reform of Civil Service Litigation
USF

On 1 September 2016, the Civil Service Tribunal ceased to exist. Union Syndicale had already spoken out against this abolition at its congress in Dubrovnik. Our appeals and those of our member organisation EPSU-CJ were unable to prevent this abolition.

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New President at the EPO
USF

SUEPO-TH sent a letter to the new President at the EPO, M. Campinos, expressing their concerns about the social dialogue.

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Time for social Europe
USF

Discover in our article the last newsletter from EPSU and discover why it is important and it is time for social Europe !

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Council: A new Mobility policy
USB - Consilium

Read in our article all about the Council new mobility policy, in order to achieve more resilience and better adaptation to change.

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Brexit: London agencies
USF

Discover here the article from the Politico about Brexit and what will happen to the London agencies and their staff…

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Solidarity is our business
USF

Solidarity is our business: we value the cohesion and solidarity between the different sections of our trade union in the EU institutions.

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ILO Conference 2017
USF

Discover here the programme for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference taking place in June 2017.

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USF Letter to all EP members
USF

Discover here the Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) letter to all the European Parliament (EP) members concerning the change of EPO President.

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Harassment and Court Procedures
USF

If it fails to take all appropriate measures to put an end to the harassment, the institution is failing in its duty of care and its obligation to assist.

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EPO and social abuses
SUEPO

In 2016, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) dismissed three staff members, all of whom were union representatives. A member of parliament questioned the European Commission.

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Social Degradation at the EPO
SUEPO

Discover here Richard Yung’s oral question to the French Minister of Economy and Finance on the social deterioration at the EPO.

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EULEX Kosovo: Jenkinson case
USF

The court rejects the appeal of an agent of EULEX Kosovo, which is the Jenkinson case, an irish employee who served in the Balkans.

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ECB caught up in favoritism scandal
IPSO

The appointment of someone close to Peter Praet to head the Brussels office has been cancelled by the ECB following a complaint from staff. The European Parliament will debate the matter.

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EPO: Leadership crisis
SUEPO

Discover here the article from Le Monde concerning EPO President abuses : “European Patent Office (EPO) : leadership crisis”.

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New ‘Bahamas leaks’
USF

High level politicians and corporate leaders across Europe have been named in yet another series of tax related leaks, this time from the Bahamas; an infamous tax haven.

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EPO: Abuse of power
USF

At the European Patent Office (EPO), there is a clear abuse of power, a French boss sows the seeds of anti-union culture.

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Disastrous situation at the EPO – Response
USF

Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) regretted that the Syndicale Union European Patent Office (SUEPO) branch of Munich disaffiliated from USF in 2011. We think the time has come to reconsider this decision

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European Parliament Plenary debate on TiSA
USF

The President of Parliament, – after several interventions in plenary against sending back the report to INTA – , decided not to oppose the number of amendments and the report will go to the vote on Wednesday.

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ETUC position on TiSA
USF

In order to guarantee the effective protection of labour rights, the ETUC insists that all EU trade and investment agreements must include enforceable labour protections.

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