Newsletters

#32 – December 2018 #31 – November 2018 #30 – October 2018
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#29 – June 2018 #28 – April 2018 #27 – February 2018
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#26 – January 2018
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2017

#25 – November 2017
G2004 Newsletter no 25 2017
BREXIT and Staff cuts
Report on the social dialogue at the Commission
Annual Salary Adjustment
Family Budget Survey starts this week in Brussels
Sustainable mobility in Brussels
Contract Agents Conference!
Transfer-out of pension rights
Beware of seminars offered by some trade unions that are not closely job-related!- Luxembourger Wort article
Britain faces soaring cost of Brussels pensions – The Times article

#24 – September 2017
G2004 Newsletter no 24 2017
Wind in our sails, but in what condition is our ship?
• You are a Contract Agent? Share your experience with us!
Air quality in Brussels
Staff representatives secondments and the 6-year rule
• Have you been accused of unjustified absences in the recent past?

#23 – June 2017
G2004 Newsletter no 23 2017
The Senior Expert against the Contract Agent
Petition on the future of Contract Agents
Social Dialogue on “External Activities”
Pensions & BREXIT
Promotions: Why are some years good and some other years bad?
Writing with impact: Or how transparency makes a difference!

#22 – May 2017
G2004 Newsletter no 22 2017
CA Dossier: Is the current situation sustainable?
DG TRANSLATION:  Kids of a lesser god or just the preview of the EC of the future?
• BREXIT
Post-reform Pay Day
Workshops

#21 – February 2017
G2004 Newsletter no 21 2017
Outrage over EC approaching 1000 senior experts/senior assistants nominations
Growing inequalities in the institutions
How the promotion system works, and why you might be disappointed with this year’s promotion exercise

#20 – December 2016
G2004 Newsletter no20 2016 – Christmas Edition
General Implementation Provisions for Contract Agents: a compromise which leads to NOWHERE
Our letter to Ms Souka on Contract Agents
• What you don’t know surely can hurt you!
• Luxembourg Mathematics: 25=70
• Promotions: adapted Article 90 template available in January
• End of year quiz

#19 – November 2016
G2004 Newsletter no19 2016
• 28 Officials sent to early retirement this year!
• Luxembourg Elections results
• You are hired/fired: Recruitment trends at the Commission!
• Parking Spaces
• Breaking news: 3.5% pay raise for EU staff
• Surprise! Surprise! Mr. Barroso gets a job in the private sector!
• No Comment

#18 – July 2016
G2004 Newsletter no 18 2016
• Revolving doors & revolting morals
• Brexit
• Let’s play chess (with a little bit of Poker)
• Our answer to Mr. Junker’s message sent to all staff on 24th June
• Results of GA in Luxembourg
• Internal Competition
• Storytelling Corner
• Black Humour Corner

Lux Special Edition Newsletter July 2016
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Special Edition  Newsletter on Luxembourg’s upcoming General Assembly and Election

#17 – June 2016
G2004 Newsletter no 17 2016
• Promotions! Promotions! “And the loser is … the Commission!”
• Promotions exercise 2016 – Appeals: Tips and Tricks
• Luxembourg matters …? Luxembourg matters!
• To be or not to be … a correction coefficient for Luxembourg
• Luxembourg in figures
• Black Humour Corner
AST Art90 Complaint_G2004 template

#16 – May 2016
G2004 Newsletter no 16 2016
• What the Dutch referendum and staff policies have in common
• Brexit or Bremain – what does it mean for our pensions?
• Black Humour Corner: Commission Safety Procedures
• Lyubomira (Mira) Nesheva appointed new Chair of G2004
• Storytelling Corner
• Call of Interest opened to G2004 members and supporters
AST Art90 Complaint_G2004 template
• Support Marek Rembiasz

#15 – February 2016
G2004 Newsletter no 15 2016
• Build a new management culture – don’t stop half way!
• Turning the Social Dialogue upside down
• Promotions: Article 90 template available to all staff
• Essentials about internal competitions

#14  – December 2015
G2004 Newsletter no 14 2015 Christmas edition
• Contract agents’ saga: Social dialogue, revision of DGEs, internal competitions and other tales
• Promotion system – Promotions: To complain or not to complain?
• Speakers’ corner – “OPEN SPACE” or how to sell a bad idea to good people
• Christmas hopes and wishes: A new future for the old building
• In the spotlight: an alternative route for legal redress

#13 – November 2015
G2004 Newsletter no 13 2015
• New Chair elected of the Brussels Local Staff Committee
• What is new for Contract Agents joining the Commission? The new proposals in snapshot
• Another certification exercise – Another lost opportunity for Post2004 ASTs
• Generation 2004 Communication on Promotions
• Luxembourg: Staff representation electoral rules
• VP Georgieva met staff representation in Luxembourg
• Eckehard Rosenbaum elected as the new Chair of Generation 2004
• Message from the new Chair

#12 – April-May 2015
G2004 Newsletter no 12 2015
• The promotions system rattled to the core
• SOS your pension (2)
• Outcome Ispra elections

#11 – January 2015
G2004 Newsletter no 11 2015
• Special Pensions Edition: SOS your pension

#10 – December 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 10
• Open letter to European Council President Tusk
• Report from meeting with Vice-President Georgieva

#9 – November 2014

G2004 Newsletter no 9
• More than a Ray of Light: a debrief on the post-2004 conference and first meeting with Vice-President Georgieva
• Generation 2004 on the Commission staff survey – 2014
• Promotions 2014
• Analysis: AD9 internal competitions
• LUX Contract Agents: a fight against precarity in the Commission
• Speakers’ Corner: Sprachenpolitik / in / les institutions européennes

#8 – October 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 8
• Welcome to Candyland: an in-depth look at how DG HR is attempting to circumnavigate the statute as far as the so-called “blockage of careers” is concerned
• Generation Edith Cresson: how to ensure beyond any reasonable doubt that none of the elite suffers any hunger-pains
• Update of the report on equivalence of careers: maladministration, embarrassment …. or both?
• Speaking through music: G2004 message song of the month

#7 – July 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 7
• Post-2004 redress: a Ray of Light???
• Commission President-Designate Juncker endorses raison d’etre of Generation 2004
• Dirty games and money for nothing (or “NEPOTISM REDEFINED” for the more discerning)
• Cabinet appointments for common (but deserving) mortals

#6 – June 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 6
• Cucumbers and grapes – how to use the promotion system to strengthen fairness, reward performance and reduce inequality in the EU institutions
• Promotions Exercise 2014 – Appeals: tips & tricks
• EU CV Online – Not a meritocratic way to recruit staff
• Membership

#5 – May 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 5
• The Devil takes the hindmost – Interview with MEP Ingeborg Grässle, Member of the EP’s Budgetary Control Committee
• 2004-2014 Conference: time to move from words to actions
• Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS) “structural deficit” and “increased contribution rate” vs. annual report 2012 CGAM
• Generation 2004 supports the abolition of reserved parking spaces
• Membership

#4 – March 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 4
• The great freeze: “it could have been worse” – no, but really?
• Salary adjustment in Luxembourg
• Generation 2004 fights against the REAL blockage of AST careers
• G2004 office also in Luxembourg
• A “little-big” success for Generation 2004
• Membership

#3 – February 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 3
• 2004-2014: a Decade of “Disunity within Diversity”
• The Annual Salary Adjustment Saga
• Initiative for Unified Legal Actions Against the Statute
• Internal Competitions

#2 – January 2014
G2004 Newsletter no 2
• Message from New Chair of Generation 2004
• Back to the future? – the creation of the ‘new’ function group AST/SC (secretary/clerk) and its implications for post-2004/2014 staff
• EU Fellowship Programme 2014-2015: discrimination of colleagues recruited after 2004 with significant professional experience
• Flagged – Promotion points forgotten
• Generation 2004 in the Local Staff Committee

#1 – December 2013
G2004 Newsletter no 1
• Outcome of the staff regulations reform: much ado about (almost) nothing
• Internal competitions (ICs) and promotions: bad habits never die
• Future work: we need a reform that deserves its name
• Elections in Lux and the EP: Generation2004 is expanding