2023 Communications

Read more about our communications for 2023

Rename the Berlaymont Building to "Jacques Delors Building" in Honor of his Legacy

We are at a defining moment in our shared history, where we must choose how to honour the leaders who have fundamentally sculpted the narrative of our Union. Today, we come together, united by a profound respect and collective remembrance, to call for an enduring tribute to a figure whose vision and leadership have indelibly marked the European Union: Mr Jacques Delors.

CANTEENS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN BRUSSELS WHERE DO WE STAND?

TAO requests a clear political willingness to solve the issue and the necessary financial resources to reach a better level of service.

GREETINGS FROM "HOT-DESKING LAND" DOES ONE SIZE REALLY FIT ALL?

Time passes, and you might be wondering how things are evolving on this issue that is of concern for everyone. As is known, a certain number of DGs of the Commission are already working on the so-called “dynamic collaborative working space”, better known as “hot-desking”. 02.02.2023

EPSO BOARD ADOPTS A NEW APPROACH TO COMPETITIONS - A SHORTER BUT LESS TRANSPARENT PROCESS

No Assessment centre, selection in two stages with the involvement of the Institutions 06.02.2023

FLASH INFO THE COUNCIL OF THE EU STRIKES BACK TARGETING STAFF

The Council Budget Committee recommends that staff expenses are cut further28 28.03.2023

CATERING FOR BRUSSELS-BASED COMMISSION STAFF: WHAT IF A PRICE REDUCTION FOR LOWER GRADES COULD BE APPLIED?

As already stated in our previous articles, TAO-the Independents urges the various bodies to introduce a price reduction for the lowest salaries.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION STAFF SURVEY ON THE EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF THE “RIGHT TO DISCONNECT"

Since 2021, TAO -The Independents has claimed that the right to disconnect should be part of our ‘working culture’, and has called on our administration to properly regulate the overuse of online work. In order to assess, TAO proposed that staff of the European Commission participate in this survey.

TELEWORK IS HERE TO STAY - SO IS TELEWORK FROM OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT (TWA)

Telework has become a permanent fixture in our institution. We have witnessed remarkable results as a large number of the staff members have adapted to teleworking, including when working outside the place of employment. It is therefore obvious that telework is here to stay.

EU Survey on Well-being and working conditions in the Representations of the European Commission - Staff had their say!

In May 2023, TAO launched an EU-Survey for Commission staff based in EC Representations with the aim of providing an accurate assessment of the current situation. Check here for survey results.

EPSOlution: BECAUSE NOT EVERY SOLUTION IS THE ANSWER TO A PROBLEM - THE NEW RECRUITMENT MODEL OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

There is a problem with the new EPSO model, and more in general with the new recruitment policy of our institutions: let us see why.

A FAIR DECISION IN THE RIGHT DIRECTIONINTERNAL COMPETITIONS FOR AST/SC AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

This decision has been communicated to TAO-The Independents by the administration in response to our Petition to Commissioner Hahn, on behalf and supported by the AST-SC colleagues.

FLASH INFO EPSO A JUSTIFIED STEP BACKWARDS

Yesterday, October 16th, EPSO, the European Personnel Selection Office, announced the suspension of competitions effective from the end of October this year.