We were the first union to address the problem (conference in February 2016 with more than 500 attendants) and to follow the legal and political evolution of the case, as well as assisting the concerned colleagues and their families. Owing to our efforts, the Commission decided to keep the British staff beyond the UK's exit from EU.
TAO-AFI was the first union to integrate the notions of clean air and sustainable mobility in its programme. Some of our demands, such as 100% reimbursement of tram/train/bus season tickets, biking indemnity, Commission's actions to improve the quality of air in Brussels are likely to be included in the 2019 regional mobility plan, with the set-up of the Schumann pedestrian area. Our union conducted a strong awarness campaign, calling for collective responsibility aimed at changing the development model through the implementation of concrete measures.
JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME
Following our public petition addressed to the responsible Commissioner (signed by 1.100 persons of our institution), the programme should be either extended to all CA and AST staff without discrimination, or closed down after the pilot phase.
FIT @ WORK
Inclusion of this chapter in the "Fit@work" programme. Following our survey, (+/- 6000 respondants), the next call for tenders should bring a significant improvement of the quality of food in canteens.
Thanks to our opposition, the plan to generalise the open space concept has been frozen (TAXUD, NEAR, etc.)
TAO-AFI organised dozens of training actions for staff in the different sectors (EPSO, CAST) such as "Speaking in Public", "Mindfulness", "Expats integration", "Photography course", etc.
TOY AND SCHOOL COLLECTION CAMPAING
Every year, TAO-AFI and Arc-en-Ciel together organise a school collection campaign and Christmas gifts for the benefit of disavantaged children in Belgium.
TAO-AFI assisted and continues to assist an important number of colleagues in work conflicts, promotion complaints, etc. This is the TRUE meaning of "PROXIMITY", as shown in our declaration of intent, and illustrates how we understand trade union activities.