Pictures from Niels Bracke’s visit

Thank you all for attending Niels Bracke’s session last week. We hope you found the topics interesting and that the one – to – one sessions provided you with valuable information and advice. As you know, we, as USEJ, organised the visit and we are happy to say that all the topics we included in […]

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USF letter on JSIS to Commissioner Oettinger

Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) has sent an email to Commissioner Oettinger (Member of the Commission and Responsible for budget and human resources) highlighting the issues faced by staff members, their families and previous staff members currently retired when dealing with the Joint Insurance Sickness Scheme (JSIS), especially in relation to costs charged to those insured […]

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BREXIT is only 12 months away, what happens to UK Staff?

With little more than one year before the U.K. withdraws from the EU, there is still much uncertainty on the future status of the colleagues holding only a U.K. passport. Union Syndicale Fédérale is closely monitoring the ongoing negotiations, to ensure that our British colleagues will not become ‘collateral damage’ of the BREXIT process. With this […]

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Danish MEP follows up on USF’s letter on EPO working conditions

Danish MEP has decided to follow up on the European Patent Office (EPO) working conditions and asked the Commission to answer, in writing, on what is the Commission’s view on the reported situation and what is the plan to follow up on the issues presented. The difficult situation of EPO working conditions had been raised first […]

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ETUC calls for quick adoption of EU Directive on work-life balance

ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to which USF belongs (only union in the European civil service to be affiliated to ETUC), has released a video to support the swift adoption of the ‘Work-life balance’ Directive by the European Union.  You can watch (and share!) the video here. If you want to know more about the […]

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