Democracy is Alive (join the EMI event in Texel – April 11/13)

We are really looking forward to welcoming you at DEMOCRACY ALIVE next week (April 11-13) on Texel! With more than 120 events scheduled for the first-ever European democracy festival, we have a really exciting line-up: check it out here! If you have not yet made your accommodation and travel arrangements, we've got you covered: learn more here. Do you want to come but are worried about money? Then take part in our competition to get your costs covered: invite as many of your friends as you can to sign up for DEMOCRACY ALIVE via the link below: LAST CHANCE! Competition closes on 5th April. In order to win, and get your accommodation and travel costs reimbursed, you will need to be one of the top three recruiters! [...]

02 April 2019|Categories: EMI, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: , , |

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Brexit (But Were Afraid to Ask)

This 29th of March is not a happy day for the European Union. But European citizens must be informed about what to do. The Commission has prepared factsheets covering different subjects. USF Luxembourg has decided to give as much publicity as possible in order to inform you about: Travelling between the UK and the EU in the event of “no deal” The rights of UK nationals living in the EU in the event of “no deal” The rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the event of “no deal” Consumer rights in the event of "no deal" Studying and volunteering in the UK in the event of "no deal" Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union the day UK leaves [...]

29 March 2019|Categories: Brexit, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale, USF-LUXEMBOURG|

USF follows the worrying developments at the Council of Europe and supports all staff

Open letter of support to Council of Europe Staff The Union Syndicale Fédérale, USF, has followed the worrying developments at the Council of Europe with regard to Member States and non-payments of their contributions and the effect it has on all staff working for the institution for the past years. The Council of Europe Staff Trade Union (SACE), USF affiliate in the Council of Europe, has informed us about the current alarming proposal of Staff reductions in the framework of Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland’s Contingency Plan that might for the first time involve a significant number of involuntary departures. We have been told that under this plan the Organisation’s staff will be cut by 14% over a three-year period up to 2022, corresponding to the [...]

19 March 2019|Categories: Conseil de l’Europe, SACE, Solidarity, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: |

Elections 2019 @ the Council: YOU+ME=US

Union Syndicale starts its 2019 election campaign for Staff Committee at the Council In our programme you will find out what we want to do in the Staff Committee. more humane staff management For an effective evaluation system and more predictable promotions For the improvement of the situation of contract agents For stable jobs: permanent task = permanent job! For real work/life balance For NWOW that benefit everyone For better prospects at LING For a real fight against harassment For a review of JSIS By voting for US, you are having your say on these points and giving us a mandate to pursue these objectives.

Staff Matters n°5 deals with pension rights

The importance of "continuity of service" This issue of Staff Matters #5 deals with a recent decision of the Court on pension rights, particularly on the question whether there is a continuity of service for the EU and – related to this – whether previous, more beneficial, provisions on pension apply, although the official during most of her career has not worked in the Commission, but within EU agencies with new temporary contracts. Download Staff Matters #5, Union Syndicale legal newsletter READ MORE Legal news from Union Syndicale