As you certainly know, in response to pressure from the Member States, the College is about to table a proposal to modify substantially the Staff Regulations that could very significantly impact your remunerations, possibility of careers and overall working conditions. We therefore would like, as member of the personnel concerned by the situation, to ask you to support the resolution adopted on 9 November by the Interinstitutional General Assembly gathered by the Common Front of Unions (already approved by about 2000 colleagues) and send the attached constructive letter to the College. In order to support this idea, you simply need to click on the button “I agree” inserted in this message.
Letter to the College from the Commission Staff.
Subject: The new Staff Regulations
We, the co-workers of the European Commission, are deeply worried by the risk of reducing the dynamic of the European cooperation.
In the current crisis, European countries cannot weaken their main policy and operational tool to design effective countermeasures. The European Union is the only obvious credible force because it is the only structure which can bring solutions at the same scale than the problems faced. If each country is logically preoccupied by the future of its own citizens, no Member States would be sincerely ready to go and fight alone this global battle.
In order to ensure the best possible defence, the European Union needs powerful institutions, capable of competing with the other actors challenging our socio-economic standards. In this context, we can accept to show our concrete solidarity, even if this is insignificant economically, in order to send a positive political message, but we refuse to change the working conditions of the institutions personnel in a way that would jeopardise their strength and quality of action. The quality of the human resources, which is directly related to the attractiveness of the working conditions, is essential for building a powerful and proactive Europe, capable of resisting the continuous attack of its model.
We therefore fully support the resolution adopted on 9 November by the Interinstitutional General Assembly of the personnel gathered by the Common Front of Unions and invite the College to reach a compromise with the Common Front, with a view to presenting to the legislator an agreed balanced and fair regulation, safeguarding the independence and highest quality of the European Public Function.