Directors: No-call for an expression of interest (internal/external)

If you see a new call for expressions of interest for a director’s position published on the recruitment platform, ILO Jobs … what do you consider? In the current context, this might seem like a good sign, finally showing the Administration’s interest in promoting in-house skills, offering career advancement opportunities and allowing colleagues to come […]

FWA Myths and Realities

Dear colleagues,   FWA implementation is about to begin, and already we’re hearing worried reactions from our colleagues, reporting controversial decisions by their managers that would make this new policy worse than the previous one. That’s why your Union, which played an active part in negotiating these texts, is here to demystify some of the […]

All-staff global survey – different contractual arrangements

Taking the opportunity of negotiations with the ILO Administration and the upcoming transition of the ILO’s senior leadership, your Staff Union invites you to fill in an all-staff global survey to help defend the staff’s interest with regards to different contractual arrangements. We need to hear from you to have a clear and comprehensive understanding […]

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)!

This year’s theme for 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), is: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights” We should all be free to claim our rights to live our sexualities and to express our gender(s) freely. This is true also in the workplace. The workplace should be free from discrimination, […]

Latest news for Spring from your Staff Union!

Dear colleagues, The ILO’s eventful Governing Body session is now behind us. The Staff Union congratulates the elected Director-General, Mr Gilbert Houngbo, and commits to collaborating with him when he takes office. We also reiterate our solidarity with our colleagues and all persons affected by war, as we said in our Chair’s statement to the […]

2021 is finally over, 2022 awaits!

Dear colleagues, For once … and we would like this to happen more often … the Administration and the Staff Union have simultaneous end-of-year messages of recognition and goodwill for our colleagues. Indeed, here we are, at the end of a year which has been governed once again by a pandemic, alternating for all staff […]

CCISUA Mid-Term Meeting, New York, 16-18 November 2021

After almost two years of entirely virtual meetings, the Coordinating Committee for International Staff Unions and Associations (CCISUA) decided that it was time for its constituent unions and staff associations to meet face-to-face to take stock of staff concerns and issues within the UN common system. Hosted at UNICEF, it was an opportunity to actively […]

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 […]