News 2017-09-01T10:29:21+00:00

Human Rights of staff of International Organisations

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has now included in its agenda the insufficient protection of the Human Rights of staff of International Organisations. USF welcomes this commitment and contributes to the debate with a suggestion based on an extension of the mandate of the European Committee of Social Rights ... 20171122 - Human Rights of staff of International Organisations - Report - EN

“Employment Framework” at the EPO …

"USF is addressing the Council of the European Patent Office. A new employment scheme is under discussion for the EPO, relying essentially on fixed term contracts: disastrous effects on health and well-being of employees and their families are to be expected, the scheme is completely ill-designed for use in an Institution supposed to carry out sovereign tasks." 20171120 - OEB - Letter to Mr Ernst - EN

23 November 2017|Categories: EPO, SUEPO|Tags: , , , , |

EPSU – Press release – New study finds EPSU-led TUNED and employers in central governments most representative

  21 November 2017   Yesterday 20 November,  in a joint letter to the European Commission, the EU social partners for  central governments, namely EUPAE (employers) and EPSU-led TUNED (trade unions)  welcomed the results of a new study that confirms they are the most representative and important social partners in that sector. The study carried out  by Eurofound finds that EUPAE represents 88% of the total EU workforce in central government administrations (9.8 Million) and EPSU-led TUNED (employees) the large majority of unionised workers and civil servants in  27 of the 28 member-states. It also finds that the Social Dialogue Committee for central governments has shown a strong capacity to negotiate agreements. Jan Willem Goudriaan, EPSU General Secretary, states “Together with the employers we very [...]

21 November 2017|Categories: EPSU, EPSU|Tags: , , , , , |

Rejet du recours USF contre la Réforme 2014

In French only !   ARRÊT DU TRIBUNAL (huitième chambre) 16 novembre 2017 «Recours en annulation – Délai de recours – Irrecevabilité – Responsabilité non contractuelle – Réforme du statut et du RAA – Règlement (UE, Euratom) no 1023/2013 – Irrégularités au cours de la procédure d’adoption des actes – Défaut de consultation du comité du statut et des organisations syndicales – Violation suffisamment caractérisée d’une règle de droit conférant des droits aux particuliers» Dans l’affaire T‑75/14, Union syndicale fédérale des services publics européens et internationaux (USFSPEI), établie à Bruxelles (Belgique), représentée initialement par Mes J.-N. Louis et D. de Abreu Caldas, puis par Me Louis, avocats, partie requérante, contre Parlement européen, représenté par M. A. Troupiotis et Mme E. Taneva, en qualité d’agents, et Conseil de l’Union européenne, représenté initialement par MM. M. Bauer et A. Bisch, puis par M. Bauer et Mme M. Veiga, en qualité [...]

16 November 2017|Categories: Staff Regulations|Tags: , , , , , |

PSI Congress: keep fighting for public services over profit

    European Public Service Union (the public service branch of the European Trade Union Confederation, to which USF belongs as only trade union of the International Public Service in Europe), just published its latest newsletter. Dozens of interesting topics are discussed, including the Paradise Papers, the 2018 World Congress of public service unions (at which 3 delegates from Union Syndicale Fédérale respresented staff from the European Public Service, and other international organisations), and the stalling of information and consultation rights by the European Commission, that had be negociated between social partners, including USF. Bernd Loescher - USF President   The 30th Congress ended with a powerful commitment of public service union leaders from across the globe to work together to fight privatization, change neoliberalism [...]

10 November 2017|Categories: EPSU, EPSU|Tags: , , , , |