Representations of the Commission: Double Standards

Local Staff serving in the Representations in the European Union are employed in carrying out support tasks (secretaries, clerical officers, drivers, etc.). They run the machinery just as well as the other categories of Staff. They have all been re-cruited many years ago as the Commission no longer recruits local staff within the EU from [...]

Conference « Brexit: a practical guide » of 15 September 2016 – ...

Dear Colleagues, R&D is pleased to announce the uploading of the recording of the conference « Brexit: a practical guide » organised by R&D in the Coun­cil on 15 September 2016, as well as the PowerPoint slides of this event. Please, click here for the video and here for the PowerPoint file. R&D [...]

Note à l’attention de Mme Irène Souka, Directeur général DG HR: Mise en ...

Lors de l’entrée en vigueur du nouveau statut au 1er janvier 2014, R&D avait demandé de négocier des dispositions générales d’application pour l’article 42 quater qui introduit un nouveau dispositif pour le congé dans l’intérêt du service. Il convient de rappeler que l’article 42 quater du statut stipule que : “Au plus tôt cinq ans [...]

R&D is adopting a new communications strategy

to defend the rights of  the workforce more effectively and to oppose the excesses of the administration In responding to a perfectly clear demand of staff during the last election campaign for the election of the Brussels LSC, all representative OSPs committed [...]

“Promoleaks”: R&D revelations… (Episode 1)


… And prospects are not bright for the coming year! A brief summary of facts to start. 2015: the heist of the century for some grades… Nearly 70 % of rapid promotions (yes, you read that right) for grades AD9 and AD11 with consequent periods [...]

Well-being in our Workplace: from Theory to Practice

A year ago the Fit@work programme to improve the health and well-being of staff was launched within the Commission. Have you, personally seen any improvement?
Investigations by experts show that 70% of psycho-social risks within the Commission are due to work requirements (35%), [...]

Teleworking: real progress!

Following administrative and technical consultations with DG HR, as part of the negotiations that R&D conducted with our Alliance partners, on the basis of clear and motivated demands, we made real progress ,in both teleworking and part-time files*. Thanks to Vice-President Georgieva for her strong boost… [...]

Part-time work: progress made!

After the progress made in the framework of the teleworking dossier, following administrative and technical consultations with DG HR, we also made real advances  in the the part-time working file. Hereafter, the main changes as far as part-time work concerned: The decision on part-time [...]