CDR appeals: tangible results for colleagues

R&D has been against the current CDR system since the beginning. But while it lasts, we think it’s our duty to do our best to help and defend colleagues. Over six months, a team of experts from R&D and the other trade unions have defended more than 3,500 appeals (2,000 AD and 1,500 AST). R&D will confirm its strong position for a definitive abandonment of this system – that has proved to be highly unsatisfactory for both staff and middle management members. [...]

EEAS: Committee on Legal Affairs adopted by a large majority the RAPKAY report

The European Parliament gave its green light to the establishment of the new European diplomatic corps, introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. [...]

CDR: The Missing Promotions

Are 142 Staff Members (in Grades: AST 4D, AST6C, AST 10B and AD 13) Kids of a lesser God? Staff Regulation are no longer respected by the whole ADMINISTRATION? According to our R&D team involved in the appraisal and promotion procedure for 2010, DG HR’s analysis and proposals to the Joint Appraisal and Promotion Committees for AD and AST are much worse than the provisions of the consolidated Staff Regulations [STATUTE] for AST 4D, AST 6C, AST 10(ex B) and AD 13 officials. [...]

EEAS: Joint Letter to the HR Ashton from R&D Council – FFPE Council ...

In short, we demand: * Immediate and regular information on all aspects of the EEAS from the nascent service itself. * Clarity on the practical aspects of staff’s daily lives as of 1 January. * Clear, provisional arrangements now allowing the EEAS to function and staff to work with service level agreements with Council and the Commission. * Clarity for staff from the Member States on the provisional arrangements applying to them. [...]

CDR: Enough is enough with this CDR!

The 2010 CDR appeals phase is coming to an end. As last year, over 3500 colleagues filed appeals, mostly those with 4 or 5 points. R&D together with other trade unions fiercely defended each and every appeal in the competent committees and working groups. R&D demand an end to this disaster: we invite the Commissioner and DG HR to finally accept the exorbitant failure of the CDR in its entirety, and to follow best practices in other institutions. We cannot accept another round of this nightmare for everybody involved next year! [...]

« Open space » : colleagues to be crammed into offices!

R&D has observed that the OIB is moving towards a supposedly innovative policy proposing so-called « open space ». R&D therefore firmly requests that the competent services of DG HR take responsibility for the role which falls to them by ensuring, amongst others, a respect for the basic principles of the policy of health, safety and well-being at work. [...]

Lower Wages for Officials, Contract Agents and Pensioners in 2010

The Commission held a press conference October 4, 2010, where she confirmed the decline of our official salaries by 0.4% for Brussels, which leads to an official decline in purchasing power by 2.8%. [...]

Requests for financial support by R&D

NOTE FOR THE ATTENTION OF R&D MEMBERS Subject: requests for financial support by R&D Dear member, R&D makes legal advice available to its members for any problem concerning their professional lives in any of the European Institutions. Consultations take place on Friday mornings by appointment, which can be arranged with the R&D secretariat. Given that [...]