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Clinging to EU charter of Fundamental Rights as the best bastion of hope


Now, when Member States cut our salaries despite the rules they themselves had devised in the Staff Regulations they were exercising “Doublethink”.

George Orwell wrote in his "1984" “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

Seven Member states of the Council with their teams of lawyers attempted to win the case C-40/10 and make us feel powerless. 

It would be surprising if the poor lawyers who were obliged to defend the case of the thrifty Member States believed, deep down inside, that politicians have the right to tear up contracts and break laws that they themselves have signed.

That means that we are looking at an infraction of the EU Charter of fundamental Rights

"TITLE VII
GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE CHARTER
Article 51
Field of application
1. The provisions of this Charter are addressed to the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union with due regard for the principle of subsidiarity and to the Member States only when they are implementing Union law. They shall therefore respect the rights, observe the principles and promote the application thereof in accordance with their respective powers and respecting the limits of the powers of the Union as conferred on it in the Treaties."

Who can feel safe when seven elected governments spend tens or hundreds of thousands of EUROs to deliberately break the EU's most fundamental law?

Now, if it was a truth that by cutting our salaries the way they did they were actually saving Europe’s financial crises then we may have buckled under that immense moral responsibility. But let’s be honest our salaries, remunerations and all other benfits and pensions comes to less than 5% of the total European budget.

The cut was a less than 1.85% of that 5% ie less than 0.1%. Can EU Citizen actually believe that by illegally cutting our salaries Europe would have been saved from the crises created by the greedy corporations in the first place.

Noam Chomsky says: “All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

This was one reason why SJE and SID decided to call for a collective action (court action F-99/10) against the Commission on the issue of salary cuts in order to pass a strong signal to the powers be that we will stand our corner when attacked.

Holmquist and other Director Generals acting as good corporation managers have already set the picture to come in their reports.

A complete change in the demography of the personnel.

A reversal from currently 4 Officials to 1 Contract Agent to in the near future 1 Official to 4 Contract Agent is envisaged. And, this is in addition to a repressive Career Development Review (CDR) system. Every effort is made to make the majority of the Officials demoralized in order to instil in them the fear of authority.

Now CDR is certainly smacking of “Doublespeak”.
 
Most know it in their bones that CDR points have already been decided on by the hierarchy prior to their auto-evaluations. But you are encouraged to know this and not to know this. You need to be conscious of the complete treachery built into the CDR system but also at the same time be prepared to tell yourself carefully constructed lies that it is a reliable system in order to proceed with your own auto-evaluation.  You have to simultaneously hold two contradictory opinions in order to play this shroud. Yearly, one has to be degraded this way, which is tantamount to institutional harassment.

In truth, this way of running CDR exercise is completely against the first article of EU charter of fundamental Rights that Human dignity is inviolable.

In addition, that it must be respected and protected. It would be simple to convince the judges at the high EU Courts of this. Just make them undergo this kind of career development review for real with serious consequences for their income and social status. The CDR would be banned within days.

Reza Fardoom,
SID Secretary

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Created by: admin last modification: Wednesday 23 of February, 2011 [15:45:58 UTC] by admin

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