Subject: Urgent request to reschedule the referendum at EEAS R&D – ALLIANCE, CONF-SFE, FFPPE, RS USHU/U4U and US urgently request Vice-President Ashton to revise the way of organising the referendum and to reschedule it completely in order to ensure its successful organisation after the consultation and agreement with the trade unions. We are committed to do that as soon as possible in order to ensure the establishment of the EEAS staff committee until the end of the year as it is foreseen by the Staff Regulations.