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An Update on the Deform in Summer 2012
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An Update on the Next Deform in Summer 2012


Tensions over the Schengen Agreement have erupted between the European Parliament and Council. They have led to delays in the legislative process which will probably run into 2013. This reprieve will delay the cuts, but not prevent them. Good news for staff; Parliament is not willing to blindly rubber stamp Council's austerity-at-all-costs plans. The opinion delivered by the Legislative Committee leaves something to be desired from SID's point of view . There remains the comfort that Council doesn't like it either.

There are attempts underway to change the Method that is used to calculate our salaries separately from the rest of the Deform with a view to getting them into force by 31.12.2012. The one good aspect of this situation is that the hard core of the most austerity addicted Member State governments may relent a little after they have cut our salaries. There is going to be more time to save the 5% posts that are to be eliminated and to mitigate other anti-social plans.

This year, many of the newly vacant posts have not been refilled, but they have not been deleted from the establishment plan either. This is a case of half full or half empty. Of course the EU deteriorates with each unfilled post. But filling a post that is still foreseen in the budget is much easier than trying to get a new one. Anyway, it is utterly illogical that neo-conservative politicians introduce permanent cuts against a temporary crisis. It is they who say that the crisis will pass. Let us hope that they are right, for once.

Commission management is trying to cope with the cuts through intensified externalisations. They are glad to create new precarious jobs. Whether the lower salaries will compensate for the extra overhead of dozens of little sub-Commissions remains to be seen. Many of the apparent savings stem from shifting costs out of the administrative budget and onto the program ones.

If you have not yet signed our Parliamentary petition against the job cuts, please do so now, before the hearing.

Finally, Mr Miguel Vicente Nunez has put forward an important idea. He has pointed out that Article 27 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights gives European workers the right to information and consultation. The two co-legislators for the Staff Regulations, Council and Parliament, have both adopted the Charter. Article 51 binds those two bodies to respect it. Oh, by the way, the Treaty of Lisbon makes the Charter legally binding.

Consultation is not co-decision, but is much more than what we are getting now. It would be good democratic practice if the Institutions listened to staff representatives before cutting a quarter of our benefits and weakening the very regulatory authority that is needed to prevent the next financial meltdown.


Created by: ashbrmi last modification: Sunday 19 of August, 2012 [11:46:01 UTC] by admin

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