Newsletter – 2020-05-14

Newsletter editorial – 14 May 2020

Welcome to the 14 May 2020 Generation 2004 Newsletter.

Many hundreds of colleagues have signed our petition for a coronavirus special leave for parents with young children. We thank those who did enormously! Especially to those that, not having young children, have shown their support by signing it. In this issue of our Newsletter we call again on colleagues who have not done so, to sign this petition and help us show the Commission Administration that good intentions are not enough and that objective and concrete measures must be taken as fast as possible.

We also cover the grave situation regarding the removal of the Luxembourg based CHAFEA executive agency and its surrounding Social Dialogue, or rather Social Monologue, also simply known as the Monologue, due to its rather thin social component…

Finally, we revisit the  subject of compensation for standby work; had first covered it in the September edition of our Newsletter.

Stay safe and do not hesitate to contact us if you feel we could be of assistance.

“Generation 2004 stands by staff on standby” yet again

Following our recent article on standby duty compensation, once again Generation 2004 recently stood by colleagues who were under pressure to ‘volunteer’ to set up and fulfil a standby guaranteeing to be available to work at short notice outside the normal Commission working hours: Monday to Friday 07.00-23.00. That meant that they were expected to be ready to work across evenings, weekends and public holidays as soon as any phone call was received and with no guidance on any compensation: financial or otherwise. With the support of Generation 2004, the outcome is that the service in question has reconsidered its standby needs and scrapped the rota [1]. Continue reading “Generation 2004 stands by staff on standby” yet again