CDR exercise 2010: note to the attention of VP Sefcovic

Objet : CDR (evaluation and promotion) exercise 2010 Dear Vice President, First of all R&D, the leading trade union at the Commission would like to welcome you as a new Vice President responsible for Human Resources portfolio.
R&D has repeatedly drawn your predecessors’ and your services’ attention to the massive failure of the evaluation [...]

Unitary position concerning the EEAS

Le Traité de Lisbonne prévoit la création d’un Service européen pour l’action extérieure (SEAE). Ce service est sous la responsabilité du Haut Représentant et Vice président de la Commission. Cette évolution offre la perspective d’une politique extérieure européenne plus cohérente et intégrée mais pose d’importantes questions politiques et pratiques. NOUVEAU SERVICE EXTERIEUR DE L’UE: LES [...]

Approval of the New Commission – Letter to Barroso

Monsieur le Président de la Commission, Au moment de l’approbation de la nouvelle Commission par le Parlement européen, et au nom de mes collègues de R&D, je tiens à vous féliciter chaleureusement pour le résultat obtenu au Parlement européen qui vous permet de relever le défi de relance de la construction européenne. Le personnel de [...]

Help the 112 in Brussels become multilingual!

Members of your family and friends visiting Brussels do not always speak French or Dutch. The Brussels Fire Brigade on the other hand that replies to calls made to the 112 (the European emergency call number) do not speak all European languages. In order to test a multilingual call taking system at the 112/100 call [...]

2010 already and still a bad CDR

The 2010 CDR exercise has been launched on the same basis as that to which all the unions were opposed and generated a record number of 4,000 appeals. The dissatisfaction rate amongst staff is at its highest level. Since September 2009 the unions and several DGs have asked for the worst effects to be corrected immediately and to start from now on negotiations for wider-ranging changes to the CDR in 2011. [...]

Note to DG HR concerning the launch of the CDR exercice

NOTE A L’ATTENTION DE Mme I. SOUKA DIRECTEUR GENERAL DG HR REC 2010 Les OSP signataires constatent avec grand regret que l’information administrative pour le lancement de l’exercice d’évaluation et promotion 2010 a été publiée avec les mêmes DGE rejetées déjà en 2009 par l’ensemble des OSP. Préalablement à cette publication, les OSP signataires attendaient [...]

In Memoriam Pilar Juarez Boal

In Memoriam – for the colleagues who wish to leave a word, a message to Pilar. http://www.facebook.com/pilarjuarezdesaparecida

Letter to President Barroso on the situation in Haiti

R&D is proposing to President Barroso that the the proceeds of at least one month of the special crisis levy (5,07% of the basic salary of EU officials) that are currently entering as revenue in the general budget of the European Union, should be donated to humanitarian help and to build a future in Haiti. [...]