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What is CAPA?

The CAPA, or the Individual Cases Commission (Commission des Cas Particuliers), is responsible for assisting members of the Staff Association in their disputes with the Organization. A professional career is not always a bed of roses and, in certain situations, assistance is welcome.

In practical terms, CAPA is a group of 7 to 8 delegates of the Staff Association who are at the service of their colleagues, there to give them advice, inform them of their rights and obligations, guide and accompany them, and offer them support in various procedures, in full confidentiality and free of charge.

Long-Term Collections

Dear Colleagues,

As previously announced in Echo (No. 254), your delegates took action to draw attention to the projects of the Long-Term Collections (LTC), the humanitarian body of the CERN Staff Association.

On Tuesday, 11 October, at noon, small Z-Cards were widely distributed at the entrances of CERN restaurants and we thank you all for your interest. We hope to have achieved an important part of our goal, which was to inform you, convince you and find new supporters among you. We will find out in the next few days! An exhibition of the LTC was also set up in the Main Building for the entire week.

Collection for Italy

Following the earthquake of 24 August in central Italy, many of you have expressed your solidarity.

The collection to support the victims raised a total of 10 000 CHF, which was transferred in its entirety to Italy’s civil protection through the Italian delegation to the CERN Council.

The CERN Directorate and the CERN Staff Association sincerely thank you for your generosity.

Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General,
Ghislain Roy, President of the Staff Association

Thank you for attending our public meeting on 22 September!

Many thanks to all of you who accepted the Staff Association’s invitation for Thursday, 22 September. Certainly, we would have appreciated reaching an even wider audience for the single public meeting. This would have surely been possible if certain meetings had been rescheduled in agreement with the management. After all, this has already been done in the past!

This week at the Staff Association

You can follow the weekly work of the Staff Association by clicking on the table below.