Press release: Europe’s social dialogue vital to overcoming crisis says new ...

Dialogue between workers’ and employers’ representatives and between governments has been crucial in helping to shape Europe’s response to the crisis. The problem-solving potential of social dialogue has to be fully utilised in these times of budgetary consolidation. [...]

Barroso rises to the defence of European civil servants

European Commission President José Manual Barroso hits out against “false information” about pay and conditions for EU civil servants. [...]

EEAS: Lady Ashton – Mission Impossible

A year after her appointment as High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ashton is far from getting unanimous support in Brussels. Article published 28/02/2011 – Le Monde.

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%. [...]

All to the ETUC European Action Day on the September 29th for a European exit of the ...

On 29 September 2010, the European Trades Union Confederation (ETUC) is organizing a European Action Day to protest against the austerity measures and the unfair way in which these measures are being implemented throughout Europe. Let’s all meet at 13.00 hrs, in the Midi Station’s Hall, in front of Eurostar’s entrance. [...]

European Trade Union Day of Action on 29 September 2010: 100 000 workers to ...

29 September 2010: Solidarity with the demonstrations in support of Public Services, Employment and Growth. Let’s support, with R&D, the demonstration: the Commission needs to take European citizens’ unease into account and propose solutions which are in the European social tradition. [...]

Epso to continue with computer based tests

Unfavourable verdict from staff tribunal, but EPSO rules out return to pen and paper! The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is to persist with computer-based selection tests for recruitment to the European Union institutions, despite an unfavourable verdict from a staff tribunal.  See an article by Simon Taylor on European Voice. pdf [...]

June 2: Conference on the future of the EEAS

Elmar BROK & Guy Verhofstadt, MEP’s and European Parliament rapporteur [...]