Creating a correction coefficient (cc) for Luxembourg? Legal framework

en-savoir-plus-pdf-frThe conflict between the economic reality and the legal framework in force has given rise to the demand for a Luxembourg cc. However legitimate the debate on the usefulness of this claim may be, misrepresenting the legal framework (‘fake law’) is just unacceptable.

Geographical balance not achieved

It is mainly the language regime centred on French which accounts for chronic and structural geographical imbalance in the Court of Justice.

Resolution: Sharing Experience, Building Solidarity!

Pie_dépenses_2016The General Meeting of EPSU CJ has defined the orientations of the union for the next period (read its Resolution). It further approved its accounts. Members’ subscriptions – which guarantee independence – amounted to € 23 675,98. Click on the picture to see how expenses are broken down.

European elections

en-savoir-plus-pdf-frWill the process of disintegrating (see Brexit) or an ‘à la carte’ Europe approach be pursued and aggravated or will we build a more democratic, more open Europe, with more solidarity and more convergence towards social progress?

Correction coefficient made simple

It is true that the cost of living in Luxembourg is by 15 to 16% higher than in Brussels. But the only way to remedy this anomaly is to modify the Staff Regulations: a high-risk operation. We believe that before taking a position, everybody must be fully informed.

Annual update of salaries: +1.7%

en-savoir-plus-pdf-frThe update taking effect on 1 July 2018 is +1.7%. You may find here some explanations on how this figure was calculated. You can also find the updated salary grids for officials and temporary staff and for contract staff (see comparison with Luxembourg minimum social wage as from 1-1-2019 and pay supplement (in FR)).

Pro rata temporis calculator

en-savoir-plus-pdf-fr For officials of grades AST 1 to AST 8, AD 5 to AD 11, SC: Please find attached a calculator of the pro rata temporis mechanism applying to your promotions, in the Court of Justice only. This mechanism was invented and fine-tuned by EPSU-CJ, which guarantees its correct application.

Health insurance : Understanding before taking action !

The field of health insurance is a very complex and very sensitive issue. We hope that the attached slides will contribute to better understanding the stakes.

mPass: one more effort to reach 1000 card-holders!

en-savoir-plus-pdf-frIf the number of mPass card-holders crosses the threshold of 1000, the Verkéiersverbond will increase its discount from 20% to 30%.

Social Minimum Wage increased – Supplement adjustment

On the basis of an agreement concluded with EPSU CJ, the Court pays, since the beginning of year 2018, to contract staff with a gross salary lower than the Luxembourg social minimum wage a Pay supplement. The social minimum wage was increased (+2.5%) as from 1 August 2018; see Social minimum wage and indexation of salaries; Sozialer Mindestlohn und Lohnindexierung. Therefore, the Court Administration will have to recalculate its pay supplement in function of the new Luxembourg amounts. The increasing gap between the EU gross salary and the Luxembourg social minimum wage will also result in an increasing number of recipients of this amount.  Check the (unchanged) pay grid for contract staff, in relation to the (increased) Luxembourg Social Minimum Wage.