Brussels Local Staff Committee Elections

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As the majority of you probably noticed the Election of the new Local Staff Committee of Brussels (LSC BXL) took place at the end of October with a turn-out of 66% (14 391 votes casted out of 21 586 eligible voters).  Generation 2004 scored some 30.23% of list votes and 23.76% of the preferential votes, which translates into 7 seats out of 27 in the LSC Brussels and continuous climb on the representative charts (line in green). Continue reading Brussels Local Staff Committee Elections

Elections of the Outside Union Local Staff Committee

For the first time in the short existence of Generation 2004 the colleagues based in the EC delegations outside the EU have been able to choose Generation 2004 candidates on their ballot. Traditionally, the delegations have been a stronghold of the established unions. Thus, many (not us!) were surprised with Generation 2004’s good result of about 15% of the votes. This result, because of the electoral system which is different from the one in Brussels and most probably needs to be updated, translates only into 1 seat out of 14 in the Staff Committee of the delegations. Nevertheless, now that we are in the “stronghold”, we are going to do our best to reform it, as we have done in Brussels for the past 3 years.

Generation 2004 would like to thank to all who voted for us and invites the others to engage with us to work in favour of the delegations’ staff.

ABC of Staff Representation and Social Dialogue at the EC

Election time – Let’s cast an informed vote!

Alphabetical guide of Staff Representation and Social Dialogue at the EC

This special edition of G2004 Newsletter is devoted to colleagues in Brussels or working in delegations Outside the Union now called to vote for their local sections of the Staff Committee. It recollects however essential information for all other colleagues who have already voted this year (Ispra and Seville), will vote next year (Luxembourg) or later on (Karlsruhe, Geel, Petten, France), unless a new structure of the Staff Committee is put in place through a reform in preparation. It sheds light on several aspects of staff representation and social dialogue at the EU, and offers some reality checks for your better awareness.

Social dialogue rules governing how staff representatives interact with the administration are included in the Staff Regulations and several other documents (see links within items below). Putting it into a nutshell is not easy at all – therefore this attempt to provide orientation within the maze and make the best out of our active and passive right to vote. Items are in alphabetical, not in logical order! Continue reading ABC of Staff Representation and Social Dialogue at the EC

Fact checking: Outside Union Elections

You might be bothered by all the emails in last couple of weeks asking you to vote. With all the promises and all credits that everybody claims to have exclusive rights.

Well, we are bothered with the non-factual parts of those messages as they really sometimes sound to good or bad to be true.

This is the latest of the Outside Union elections.

The candidates of so called independent and free trade union for the staff employed outside the European Union are saying Continue reading Fact checking: Outside Union Elections


It looks like the parachuting season will soon go back to full speed. Probably it has something to do with the nice warm weather and »less« with the quickly approaching EU elections.

Anyway, dear colleagues, please do not hesitate to inform us in case you spotted a fully equipped parachute jumper or skydiver. It is always nice to ask this fearless people for advice how to fall so quickly from the blue sky without any injuries.