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USF and Harrassment

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“While officials and other agents are in theory protected against all forms of harassment, it is often difficult, or even impossible, to obtain effective protection when one is confronted with acts of harassment. That is why, while it does not hesitate to bring legal proceedings when justified, even against highly placed personalities, Union Syndicale is working hard to improve the informal procedures which, if they were correctly implemented, should always provide the best solution. It also makes available to its members very experienced advisers and advocates on the matter.” (abstract from news on USF web site “Harrassment and Court Procedures” [...]

The 3 monkeys – A teaser against harassment

By |Categories: Commission, Council, ECB, Harassment, Harassment, IPSO, IPSO, Staff Matters, SUEPO, US-Consilium, US-PE, USB (Union Syndicale Brussels), USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale, Working conditions|

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. [...]

How important is the European Public Service

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USF President Bernd Loescher explains in the German newspaper Neues Deutschland how important the European Public Service is for European integration, why it is under attack by nationalist propaganda, and how it has been weakened along the last years. This article is in Deutsch only ...  

EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed

By |Categories: EPO, Harassment, ILOAT, SUEPO, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|

AT ITS 126th SESSION THE ILOAT SETS ASIDE THE DISCIPLINARY MEASURES WHICH EPO PRESIDENT BATTISTELLI INFLICTED ON THREE UNION REPRESENTATIVES Union Syndicale Fédérale is relieved and delighted about the results of the 126th Session of the ILOAT. A number of EPO colleagues, arbitrarily downgraded or even dismissed won their cases again. Instead of damages, ILOAT ordered reinstatement in the dismissal cases, an indication that the EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed. As the outgoing President of the EPO, Mr. Battistelli, praises his brilliant contribution to the EPO’s alleged success over the last eight years, the 126th ILOAT [...]

European Patents Office: 3 BIG Wins at the ILO-AT

By |Categories: EPO, ILO, ILOAT, Psycho-Social Risks, Social Rights, Staff Regulations, SUEPO, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale, Whistle-Blower|

The ATILO has handed down a number of Judgments on 26 June, in the course of its 126th session. This is a session on which the EPO Administration will not look with undiluted pleasure. To put it bluntly, it is disastrous for the President Benoît Battistelli and PD43 Elodie Bergot. 4042 – Weaver v. EPO The Tribunal notes that the Complainant was accused of the breach of principle of confidentiality for forwarding letter to SUEPO. The Staff Reg did not prevent disclosure made by the Complaint. The mere fact that the sender of the letter states a letter is [...]

AGENCIES: A Serious Flaw in the Governance Structure and Control of the Management

By |Categories: Agencies, Brexit, Eurofound, Fundamental rights, Future of Europe, Harassment, Social Rights, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale, Working conditions|Tags: , , |

DONWLOAD THE USF FLYER On 6 June 2018, Jose Carreira, the executive director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has been released from his duties with immediate effect by the Management Board of the agency amid allegations of misconduct in procurement procedures, irregularities in human resources management, possible breaches of data protection, bullying and psychological violence. This happens after a long screening by diverse bodies on the management of EASO, including the USF, after the dismissal of a senior Commission Official (who was employed by EASO as Temporary Agent) who had voiced concern over possible widespread irregularities in procurement. [...]