The Method: a trade union achievement to defend

Our Method for adjusting pay and pensions has had a 50-year-long turbulent history. The automaticity acquired with its sixth version (2014) is now challenged by a health crisis, followed by a war and an energy crisis. The staff will have to be ready to defend it.

Transforming the housing crisis into a crisis of the European Public Service?

No, thank you! By a Motion adopted unanimously on 17.05.2022, the Chamber of Deputies took a position on the attractiveness of the Luxembourg site. Read our file : The art of transforming the housing crisis in a crisis of the European public service. An update of our PowerPoint Correction coefficient made simple. Finally, a short legal note: No Luxembourg correction coefficient is possible without revising the Staff Regulations.

+2.4% Intermediate salary update from 1 Jan 2022

A high rate of inflation recorded in the 2nd semester 2021 triggered an intermediate update of remuneration and pensions. See oral presentation ; explanatory flyer; updated salary grids for →officials and temporary staff; →contract staff; and an authentic history of “the Method”, VOX Magazine (FR-EN-DE).

Litigation instead of social dialog

Did legal action cost too much? In the absence of social dialog, the institution uses all procedural expedients to thwart our legitimate claims, which could have been resolved by social dialog or by an amicable settlement.

Vaccination is an act of solidarity

In pandemic conditions, individual health protection is inseparable from community protection. Let us show solidarity! Click here to read our message.

2021 Salaries update: +1.9%

After a sharp recession during the reference period 2019-20, the European Union’s GDP has returned to growth. However, the 2.5% component suspended last year will not be repaid until GDP reaches its pre-crisis level. See video presentation, an explanatory flyer and an authentic history of “the Method”, VOX Magazine (FR-EN-DE).
—See updated salary grids for →officials and temporary staff; →contract staff.

Prorata temporis calculator

en-savoir-plus-pdf-fr For officials of grades AST 1 to AST 8, AD 5 to AD 11, SC: The calculator of the prorata temporis mechanism (attached Excel file) applies to your promotions, in the Court of Justice only. This mechanism was invented and fine-tuned by EPSU-CJ, which guarantees its correct application. You may find an overview of the system in this PPT.

 

Post-lockdown working at home

en-savoir-plus-pdf-frIn light of the lockdown experience, which forced generalised teleworking, the system is undergoing important changes. Here are the main points and our first reactions.

Sharing Experience, Building Solidarity!

One of the criteria required by the institution to recognise a trade union is its independence, guaranteed primarily by the subscriptions paid by its members. Click on the picture to see how expenses are broken down.

Pay supplement increased following Luxembourg Social Min Wage

The Luxembourg minimum social wage (SSM) will be increased by 2.8% from 1-1-2021. Therefore, it will have a stronger impact on the pay supplement (in FR) negotiated in 2017 by EPSU-CJ  in favour of our colleagues whose salaries fall below the national legal minimum. The extent of this impact is illustrated in the salary grids for officials & temporary staff, and those for contract staff.