Largest in the Commission?

Update 19.12.2022: We eagerly await an updated Human Resources in 2020 with an updated calculation of representativity taking into account the results of the 6 intervening  elections: Geel, Karlsruhe, Ispra/Seville, Outside the Union, Brussels and Luxembourg. We fully expect to be confirmed as the largest representative entity.

Based on the last published figures (Human Resources in 2020): with 27.6%, we are the largest single trade union or staff association (OSP) of the 17 recognised as representative by the Commission [1].

While there is a larger entity, Alliance (31.6%), it is a grouping of OSPs as are all of the others (Union syndicale fédérale (USF), Regroupement syndical (RS), Fédération de la Fonction publique européenne (FFPE)) on the image on the left from DG HR, Human Resources in 2020 (p.92) [click on it to see a bigger version].

We reproduce the groupings as listed in Human Resources in 2020 (p.91) below. Figures relate to February 2020 respresentativeness of each OSP and then the total for the grouping.

Alliance (‘Confederal Alliance of Free Trade Unions’) contains 6 OSPs

  1. Renouveau & Démocratie (R&D)
  2. Conférence des syndicats européens et syndicat des fonctionnaires européens (Conf. SFE)
  3. Union syndicale Luxembourg (USL)
  4. Solidarité européenne (SE)
  5. Save Europe
  6. Association des fonctionnaires indépendants pour la défense de la fonction publique européenne (TAO-AFI)

Union syndicale fédérale (USF) contains 5 OSPs

  1. Union syndicale Bruxelles (USB)
  2. Union syndicale fédérale Luxembourg (USF-L)
  3. Union syndicale Ispra (USI)
  4. Union syndicale Petten (US Petten)
  5. Union syndicale Karlsruhe (US Karlsruhe)

Regroupement syndical (RS) contains 3 OSPs

  1. Union for Unity (U4U)
  2. Unité et Solidarité – Hors Union (USHU)
  3. Syndicat des Fonctionnaires internationaux et européens (SFIE)

Fédération de la Fonction publique européenne/European Civil Service Federation (FFPE) contains 2 OSPs

  1. FFPE
  2. Action & Défense (A&D)

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[1] Check out what each of these OSP stands for via their websites: MyIntracomm, Staff Matters, Trade Unions and Staff Associations (OSPs), ‘related information>see also’.

Joint Research Centre (JRC) OSPs are listed here.

Here’s the whoiswho entry for the staff committees and OSPs (though we note many empty lists there).