workplace bullying and harassment

Assistants (ASTs) FAQs

Here is the presentation from today’s meeting with assistants (ASTs)  and below you’ll find an extended version of a frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on the questions asked.

If there’s something here you can add to, you’d like more information on or that you’d like to challenge (we’re open to all input!) then please get in touch: we’re here for you !  Thanks very much to all who attended! Continue reading Assistants (ASTs) FAQs

Do you think harassment or bad managerial behaviour improved in 2020?

The mediation service has published its 2020 annual report showing that the number of cases reported is much lower compared to previous year(s).   One cannot help but wonder:  is that because harassment/bad managerial behaviour really improved, is it because colleagues are fed up with the ineffectiveness of the available harassment fighting procedures, or is it simply a partial story: it does not show how many cases never started because the other side refused to engage. (Yes, mediation is voluntary and the mediation service can do nothing when only one side is willing.) Continue reading Do you think harassment or bad managerial behaviour improved in 2020?

Generation 2004 member wins a case on access to their medical file!

*update 19.10.2021: the Central Staff Committee survey on harassment/bullying had 3000 responses on 13.10.21021, you have until 25.10.2021, please participate!*

Generation 2004 has been fighting hard for the effective implementation of the right of staff to have full and timely access to their medical file.

Access to your own medical file and the right to update the information contained there are very important, particularly in circumstances where that information is used to make a decision about you e.g. whether you are fit enough to continue to work or even just to be recruited.  A lack of transparency leads to questions about fairness and motives [1]. Of course, occasionally there may be legitimate reasons for insisting that a doctor access parts of the file on your behalf. However, we all still have the right to consult (via a healthcare professional, if necessary) the information in our medical history and to correct it or add a note where necessary. Continue reading Generation 2004 member wins a case on access to their medical file!

Your medical file and your rights

Several of you got in touch with Generation 2004, concerned about difficulties in accessing your own medical files.  You have the right to verify, modify or delete your  administrative data, all you have to do is ‘apply to the Head of the Medical Service … The results of medical examinations and the diagnosis cannot be altered, but you may add your own comments.’ (Point 5, Information note on data protection, 2017). Continue reading Your medical file and your rights

2021 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

Recording of the conference.

2021 is fast approaching and with it are the appraisal and promotion/reclassification[1] exercises (Indicative timetable: 7-9 January 2021 ​Launch of self-assessments). It is crucial to understand these important administrative processes because they dictate how your career will progress.

Generation 2004 organises a conference to explain these two processes and offer tips on how to prepare your self-assessment and your one-on-one interview with your reporting officer. Continue reading 2021 appraisal and promotion/reclassification exercises conference

Generation 2004 deals with harassment

*The Central Staff Committee survey is open until 25.10.2021, please participate*

Workplace bullying/harassment/‘mobbing’ is a complex matter. What one person considers as proper behavior, another may perceive to be harassment. In many cases, the lines are not sharply defined. Harassment can take various forms, such as: degrading comments (often in public), offensive behavior, refusal to communicate, neglect, excluding someone or threatening remarks. Continue reading Generation 2004 deals with harassment