Staff Union Committee elections – 2021-2023

The election of eight members to the Staff Union Committee, whose mandate will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2023, will be held from Friday, 1 October 2021 to Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 4.45 p.m. All relevant forms concerning these elections have been issued in electronic format and are available at the […]

Information session – How the pay cuts will affect you

Dear Colleagues, As you may know, the UN General Assembly will next month decide on whether to make significant cuts to the pay of Professional staff at the UN. A similar exercise will take place in one to two years’ time for General Service colleagues. For most staff, the cuts will result in a loss […]

Alert – New attack on salaries in Bangkok!

Dear colleagues, We have been informed of the results of the 2016 local salary survey for General Service staff in Bangkok, which is due to be implemented imminently. The UN’s Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) intends to introduce a third, lower salary scale for General Service staff joining after the implementation date. Thus General […]

Open letter: concerning the survey on the Business Process Review (BPR)

From: Comte-Tiberghien, Catherine Sent: 18 September 2015 11:00 To: Vines, Greg Subject: Response to Mail dated 18 September 2015 08:57 – Business Process review survey – Last chance to participate Dear Mr. Vines, I greatly appreciate all the efforts you have made personally to urge me to fill in this questionnaire on top of the […]

Say NO to the increase in SHIF contribution rates!

You just received a set of draft amendments to the SHIF Rules which conceals a raise in contribution rates. Given that: this document was released without any explanation; this document was released, as usual, just before the closure of the Office in order to weaken the ability of staff to react to this fait accompli; […]

Suspension with immediate effect of Chair of the WIPO Staff Association

Dear Colleagues, Please note the following letter  (See PDF) addressed to the governing body of WIPO calling for the reinstatement of the President of the WIPO Staff Association, Moncef Kateb, after he was suspended without pay in advance of WIPO’s annual governing body meeting. As the letter explains, Mr. Kateb had blown the whistle on […]