Dear colleagues, irrespective of your category, function group and grade, you are welcome to join the recently created AST/SC Forum in Teams!
What is the AST/SC Forum?
This is a truly open democratic forum where all staff members – not only secretaries and clerks (AST/SCs) – can freely and without any censorship exchange different views and ideas.
This is a genuinely free forum where everyone is welcome and where no one will be kicked out because of their beliefs and opinions.
This is a forum firmly based on freedom of thought and freedom of expression as well as in full respect of all other fundamental freedoms.
This is a forum where the owner, the moderator, and the driving force is YOU!
Why a new AST/SC forum?
There are at least two networks claiming to defend the interests of the AST/SC staff category.
The EC AST Network is a formal organization created, supported by and which works in harmony with the administration. They try to represent the interests of assistants (AST), AST/SC, AST/AC and CA FGI-III staff categories. However, this could be made clearer on their website.
The AST/SC Network in Teams (now renamed Joint Efforts for the AST/SC Category) is a closed group with members accepted by invitation only. It started as an informal and independent network of AST/SC officials, but, unfortunately, it became an undemocratic and censored forum where posts are deleted, members are kicked out, and a particular established trade union is heavily promoted.
Unlike the two networks above promoting a particular party line, the new AST/SC Forum is a truly independent and free-of-censorship platform for exchange of information, opinions and ideas.
Please join the AST/SC Forum in Teams!
Take care and stay safe!