The International and European Public Services Organisation – is a staff union, founded by staff of the European Central Bank (ECB) to represent the professional interests of persons working for the ECB and of other international institutions and agencies in Germany. IPSO was founded on 11 December 1997. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, IPSO has the legal status of a non‐registered association (nicht eingetragener Verein), according to German Law. The highest governance body is the members assembly. The IPSO Board of Management consists of nine elected members. Associated board members may also participate in IPSO Board meetings. An appointed Secretary General provides continuity of most of the day‐to day processes and of the administration of the organisation. IPSO receives support by an assistant.
IPSO works for the interests of its members in creating and continually improving a European Civil Service devoted to and inspired by the values of the European Union, namely the respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. IPSO wishes to contribute to a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail.
We strive for conditions of employment for our members that live up to highest standards of an international civil service institution. They shall fully reflect and respect the fundamental social rights, International Labour Organisation conventions and the European labour and civil service laws and regulations.
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*Letter to Chancellor Merkel and Heiko Maas on dismissal at EPO – March 2017 – 20170227 – IPSO – Letter to Chancellor Merkel and Heiko Maas on dismissal at EPO – Signed – DE German only !
"Union Syndicale dedicated the day of 23 October 2018 to the protection of workers against moral harassment at work, which is one of USF’s top priority issues. On this occasion, it published a series of articles to provide an update on the issues and on its activities in this field (see below)." ***** ALL TOGETHER AGAINST MORAL HARASSMENT! Awareness-Raising Day, 23 October 2018 Union Syndicale wishes to dedicate the day of 23 October 2018 to the protection of workers against moral harassment at work. This is an issue of top priority for our trade union. We would [...]
Union Syndicale wishes to dedicate the day of 23 October 2018 to the fight against moral harassment at work. This is an issue of top priority for our trade union. Presentation created by © Marcel-Eric TERRET (member of IPSO, Frankfurt) and © Véronique MICHEL (IPSO, ECB), with the contribution of the working group on Harassment of Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF). An initiative of IPSO jointly organised with Staff representatives of the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Council, the European External Service, the European Parliament, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Banque de France. [...]
USF Staff representatives at the ECB call into question the culture of fear preventing staff from speaking out at the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Read newspaper article in GERMAN : 2017 09 26 Toxische Atmosphäre Süddeutsche Zeitung
(6 June 2017) Workers at the European Central Bank (ECB) are protesting against the use of temporary contracts and outsourcing on 7 June. The action, organised by the IPSO trade union that represents ECB staff, is the latest initiative in a long-running campaign to get the bank to change its employment policy. IPSO has been highly critical of the ECB’s use of temporary staff for permanent work, quoting examples where some people have worked for more than five years and in some cases more than 10 years on repeated fixed-term contracts. The union has also taken the Bank to [...]