Junior Professionals Programme

Stated aims and reality: AST/SC

Thanks to all of you who attended our secretaries and clerks (AST/SC) conference, the issues raised and discussed there are explained in detail in our original article.

For those of you who haven’t done so already, please sign our petition to improve the opportunities available to our AST/SC colleages: Continue reading Stated aims and reality: AST/SC

Stop the AST/SC exploitation NOW

The secretarial and clerical assistants (AST/SC) function group (FG/’GF’) was introduced by the 2013 revision of the Staff Regulations (SR) that entered into force 01.01.2014.

The established ‘dinosaurs’ trade unions and staff associations (OSPs) did not oppose the creation of the AST/SC category in 2013. Now they hypocritically claim that they care about the AST/SC staff and want to help them. What they really care about is getting the AST/SC votes in the forthcoming staff representation elections. Continue reading Stop the AST/SC exploitation NOW

Junior Professionals Programme open for contract agents – or not

DG Human Resources and Security (DG HR) has recently announced changes to the Junior Professionals Programme (JPP). The most important change is that now all contract agents (CAs), from function group 1 (FGI) to 3 (FGIII), can apply for the programme [1]. Sounds too good to be true? Congratulations for recognising this, you are definitely an experienced colleague at the Commission.

Continue reading Junior Professionals Programme open for contract agents – or not

Junior Professionals Pilot Programme 2018 – A new idea of DG HR sold for talent management!

A few days ago, DG HR announced on IntraComm the launch of the Junior Professional Programme (link here) in spite of a mixed opinion expressed by the Commission Paritaire Interne de la Commission Europeenne (COPAR). DG HR has been discussing the programme – planned to start already March 2017(!) – with resource directors and staff representatives since the beginning of 2017. Generation 2004 has been rejecting the proposal as it is discriminatory and not transparent. Continue reading Junior Professionals Pilot Programme 2018 – A new idea of DG HR sold for talent management!