CERN Accelerating science

*** Staff meeting - Thursday 19th June at 8:30 a.m.***

Dear Colleagues,
 
Following our crisis meeting on 2 April, the Staff Association continues its action against the reduction or elimination advocated by some Member States of the special contribution of 60 MCHF paid by the Organization to the Pension Fund and their wish to attack our pension conditions. Some delegations seem to favor short-term financial gains to the future and the global interests of the Organization.

It is essential that all staff shows its determination to defend fundamental research. CERN must remain a center of excellence, able to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel from all Member States.
By attacking an essential element of our employment conditions, the pension system, not only the optimal functioning of the Organization, but also the interest of the younger generations, and thus the future of Europe, are jeopardized.

Your future is at stake! Come and join us in great numbers for a meeting on the day of the CERN Council, Thursday, 19 June 2014, from 8:30 a.m. on the Parking des Cèdres, terrace restaurant 1.

You will also have the opportunity to show your support and sign the resolution of the Staff Association and GAC-EPA asking delegations to respect their commitments.

Come, you are all concerned!

For more information, please visit our web page: http://staff-association.web.cern.ch/content/2014-pensions-crisis
 
Michel Goossens,
President