CSAIO

Exchanges and sharing of ideas for staff associations of international organisations and European agencies

Exchanges and sharing of ideas for staff associations of international organisations and European agencies

Long-Term Collections

Contribute for projects that can make a difference for communities in need

Contribute for projects that can make a difference for communities in need

Did you know? The CERN Mutual Aid Fund can help!

The aim of the Mutual Aid Fund for members of the personnel of CERN is to provide financial assistance to people facing unforeseeable financial difficulties.

The aim of the Mutual Aid Fund for members of the personnel of CERN is to provide financial assistance to people facing unforeseeable financial difficulties.

Public meeting – Thank you!

If you were unable to attend this public meeting, it was recorded by the Audiovisual Service

If you were unable to attend this public meeting, it was recorded by the Audiovisual Service

New Staff Council – 2024-2025 mandate

7 staff representatives have resigned from the Staff Association. The composition of the Staff Council (CP) has therefore changed.

7 staff representatives have resigned from the Staff Association. The composition of the Staff Council (CP) has therefore changed.

Staff Association Public Meeting

Monday 12 February at 3.30pm

Monday 12 February at 3.30pm

Results of the Executive Committee elections for the 2024-2025 mandate

Your Staff Association will thus have an experienced team full of new energy, united in promoting the programme of work

Your Staff Association will thus have an experienced team full of new energy, united in promoting the programme of work

Happy new year 2024

Our best wishes.

Our best wishes.

2024 GAC-EPA Information Sessions

2024 GAC-EPA Information Sessions

2024 GAC-EPA Information Sessions

Results of 2023 elections

These elections have broken records both in terms of the number of candidates and the participation rate.

These elections have broken records both in terms of the number of candidates and the participation rate.

Last days to elect your representatives!

Make your voice heard, choose and support your delegates!

Make your voice heard, choose and support your delegates!

Monday 23 October, at noon
Starting date for voting

Ambassador’s cocktail, Wednesday 4 October 2023

Twice a year, the Staff Association organizes a cocktail

Twice a year, the Staff Association organizes a cocktail

Reminder! The Staff Association needs you.

This is the final straight to join and stand for election!

This is the final straight to join and stand for election!

Public meeting – Thank you!

If you were unable to attend it was recorded

If you were unable to attend it was recorded

Your delegates and the statutory role of the Staff Association

The rights that govern our employment and working conditions are different

The rights that govern our employment and working conditions are different

Public meeting - 28/09/23

2pm - Council chamber

2pm - Council chamber

2023 Elections of employee delegate.

Become a member, get involved and vote!

Become a member, get involved and vote!

(2sd Part) Discover the history of the CERN Staff Association in a few questions

Interview by geneveMonde.ch with four former presidents or vice-presidents of the Association: Marcel Aymon, Michel Benot, Joël Lahaye, Jean-Pol Matheys and Michel Vitasse.

Interview by geneveMonde.ch with four former presidents or vice-presidents of the Association: Marcel Aymon, Michel Benot, Joël Lahaye, Jean-Pol Matheys and Michel Vitasse.

Discover the history of the CERN Staff Association in a few questions

Interview by geneveMonde.ch with four former presidents or vice-presidents of the Association: Marcel Aymon, Michel Benot, Joël Lahaye, Jean-Pol Matheys and Michel Vitasse.

Interview by geneveMonde.ch with four former presidents or vice-presidents of the Association: Marcel Aymon, Michel Benot, Joël Lahaye, Jean-Pol Matheys and Michel Vitasse.

Interested in becoming a delegate?

Take part in our workshop!

Take part in our workshop!

76th Council of FICSA

What is FICSA? 

What is FICSA? 

SCC meeting of 25 May 2023

The fourth meeting of 2023 of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC)

The fourth meeting of 2023 of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC)

Staff Association Public Meeting - 29/06/23

Thursday 29 June at 9a.m.
4/3-006

Thursday 29 June at 9a.m.
4/3-006

Concerted work stoppage on 2 June 2023

thank you and additional information

thank you and additional information

2023 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Focus on the General Assembly of Friday 2 June 2023

Focus on the General Assembly of Friday 2 June 2023

Long-Term Collections

More than 74 projects have been supported over the last 45 years.

More than 74 projects have been supported over the last 45 years.

Concerted work stoppage

Assembly, on Friday 2 June at 13:30 on the staircase of building 500

Assembly, on Friday 2 June at 13:30 on the staircase of building 500

Agenda - General Assembly 2023 - Friday 2 June 10.30 am

Come in large numbers, the General Assembly is open to all members of the Association

Come in large numbers, the General Assembly is open to all members of the Association

A social protection policy that could fizzle out

This particular case concerns a firefighter who suffered an occupational accident

This particular case concerns a firefighter who suffered an occupational accident

Proposed amendments to the Statutes of the Staff Association

For ratification by the General Assembly to be held on 2 June

For ratification by the General Assembly to be held on 2 June

Public meeting - 30/05/23

Tuesday 30 May at 2 p.m.

Tuesday 30 May at 2 p.m.

GAC-EPA information session - Change of date

The next GAC meeting scheduled for 30 May, has been postponed to 31 May

The next GAC meeting scheduled for 30 May, has been postponed to 31 May

Second SCC meeting of the year 2023

This year’s second SCC meeting was held on 9 March

This year’s second SCC meeting was held on 9 March

Staff Association General Assembly 

This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 2 June 2023 at 10.30am in the Council Chamber.

This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 2 June 2023 at 10.30am in the Council Chamber.

Second SCC meeting of the year 2023

This SCC meeting was held on 9 March in a rather tense atmosphere.

This SCC meeting was held on 9 March in a rather tense atmosphere.

AMBASSADOR’S COCKTAIL, Wednesday, March 22, 2023

These cocktails are an opportunity to discuss with delegates certain topics selected by the Staff Association according to current events

These cocktails are an opportunity to discuss with delegates certain topics selected by the Staff Association according to current events

CSAIO

Des échanges et partages d’idées au service des associations du personnel des organisations internationales et agences européennes

Des échanges et partages d’idées au service des associations du personnel des organisations internationales et agences européennes

PUBLIC MEETING - 30/03/23

Thursday 30 March at 2 p.m.

Thursday 30 March at 2 p.m.

Only a mobilized Personnel makes itself heard

For the Management to listen again, will it be necessary for the members of personnel to act once again? 

For the Management to listen again, will it be necessary for the members of personnel to act once again? 

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Bank account details for donations:

Bank account details for donations:

2023: First SCC and here we go again!

The Association’s great dissatisfaction

The Association’s great dissatisfaction

PROTON SPECIAL - WHAT FUTURE FOR CERN?

We wish you a good reading!

PUBLIC MEETING - January 2023 - Recording

If you were unable to attend, You can view the recording online

If you were unable to attend, You can view the recording online

GAC-EPA INFORMATION SESSIONS in 2023

The meetings are held in the Staff Association meeting room (Bat 61) between 13:30 and 16:00.

The meetings are held in the Staff Association meeting room (Bat 61) between 13:30 and 16:00.

Public Meeting - First of the year - 20/01/23

20/01/23 - 10am - Main Auditorium

20/01/23 - 10am - Main Auditorium

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023

We would also like to remind you that the Staff Association represents all members of personnel Employed and Associated (MPEs and MPAs)

We would also like to remind you that the Staff Association represents all members of personnel Employed and Associated (MPEs and MPAs)

STAFF ASSOCIATION EMERGENCY PUBLIC MEETING

Does CERN still have a future?

CERN FUNDRAISING EFFORT CONTRIBUTES TO AIDING MILLIONS OF UKRAINIAN CIVILIANS

CERN was able to provide 820 000 CHF to the Swiss Red Cross

CERN was able to provide 820 000 CHF to the Swiss Red Cross

PUBLIC MEETING - Friday 21 October, 9.30am

Exceptional situation, Exceptional agenda: savings on personnel budget!!

Exceptional situation, Exceptional agenda: savings on personnel budget!!

AMBASSADOR’S COCKTAIL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

We would like to thank all the people who make these events a success

We would like to thank all the people who make these events a success

STAFF ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING Q&A

Question & answer of the 8th Public meeting - October

Question & answer of the 8th Public meeting - October

HELP FOR PAKISTAN

we are starting a collection today

we are starting a collection today

PUBLIC MEETING - September

Seventh public meeting of the year 2022

Seventh public meeting of the year 2022

MEMBERS OF PERSONNEL SURVEY

a survey to find out more about your opinion of your working conditions at CERN.

a survey to find out more about your opinion of your working conditions at CERN.

STAFF ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday 22 September at 11 am

Thursday 22 September at 11 am

SAVINGS AT CERN - SEEKING SUGGESTIONS

We are aware that CERN is threatened by potential restrictions on its power supply, budget cuts and the effects of much higher inflation than in the last twenty years.

We are aware that CERN is threatened by potential restrictions on its power supply, budget cuts and the effects of much higher inflation than in the last twenty years.

Staff Association PUBLIC MEETING - Part lll

CERN’s career advancement , Salaries drop, The role of the Staff Association...

CERN’s career advancement , Salaries drop, The role of the Staff Association...

QUESTIONS & REPLIES –PUBLIC MEETING (Part II)

QUESTIONS & REPLIES –PUBLIC MEETING (Part II)

QUESTIONS & REPLIES –PUBLIC MEETING (Part II)

QUESTIONS & REPLIES FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC MEETING

Focus on the sixth public meeting of the year held on June 28, 2022

Focus on the sixth public meeting of the year held on June 28, 2022

STAFF ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING

First and foremost, the Staff Association would like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who attended in large numbers to the sixth public meeting of the year 2022 on June 28, 2022.

First and foremost, the Staff Association would like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who attended in large numbers to the sixth public meeting of the year 2022 on June 28, 2022.

2022 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Focus on the General Assembly of Wednesday 29 June 2022

Focus on the General Assembly of Wednesday 29 June 2022

Cost variation index

What about wages eroded by inflation?

What about wages eroded by inflation?

Staff Association public meeting

Staff Association public meeting - Tuesday 28 June

Staff Association public meeting - Tuesday 28 June

CERN RELAY RACE 2022 - Back in the game!!!

CERN running race is back in 2022

CERN running race is back in 2022

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

This year the OGA will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10.30 am, Main Auditorium, Meyrin.
The draft agenda for the session is now available.

This year the OGA will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10.30 am, Main Auditorium, Meyrin.
The draft agenda for the session is now available.

STAFF ASSOCIATION PUBLIC MEETING

The Staff Association would first like to thank the employed and the associated members who participated in large number at the two meetings organized by The Staff Association this month.
We would like to invite you to the next public meeting of the Association, which will take place on Tuesday 28 June at 11am - Main Amphitheatre 500/1-001

The Staff Association would first like to thank the employed and the associated members who participated in large number at the two meetings organized by The Staff Association this month.
We would like to invite you to the next public meeting of the Association, which will take place on Tuesday 28 June at 11am - Main Amphitheatre 500/1-001

QUESTIONS & REPLIES FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC MEETING OF THE 31ST MAY 2022

Following the last public meeting we received a large number of questions, please find our replies here.

Following the last public meeting we received a large number of questions, please find our replies here.

Staff Association General Assembly

In the first semester of each year, the Staff Association invites its members to attend and participate in the Ordinary General Assembly (OGA).
This year the OGA will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10.30 am, Main Auditorium, Meyrin.

In the first semester of each year, the Staff Association invites its members to attend and participate in the Ordinary General Assembly (OGA).
This year the OGA will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 10.30 am, Main Auditorium, Meyrin.

Staff Association Public Meeting

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Tuesday 31 May at 2.00 p.m. - Council Chamber 503/1-001

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Tuesday 31 May at 2.00 p.m. - Council Chamber 503/1-001

Special Public Meeting devoted to Associated Members of personnel

The Staff Association is organising a Special Public Meeting devoted to MPAs on Monday 30 May at 2.00 p.m. - Council Chamber 503/1-001

The Staff Association is organising a Special Public Meeting devoted to MPAs on Monday 30 May at 2.00 p.m. - Council Chamber 503/1-001

Getting to know the CERN Associated Members of Personnel (MPAs)

CERN is above all an "international laboratory" providing members of the particle physics community some unique installations in the world to perform "research of a pure scientific and fundamental character" and to push science forward but also serve the human kind (The Organization "shall have no concern with work for military requirements"). Most members of the particle physics community who come to CERN to conduct this research are 'Users'.

CERN is above all an "international laboratory" providing members of the particle physics community some unique installations in the world to perform "research of a pure scientific and fundamental character" and to push science forward but also serve the human kind (The Organization "shall have no concern with work for military requirements"). Most members of the particle physics community who come to CERN to conduct this research are 'Users'.

Staff Association Public meeting

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers the fourth public meeting of the year 2022 which took place pm 28 April 2022.
We would like to invite you to the next public meeting of the Association, which will take place on Tuesday 31 May at 2 pm.

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers the fourth public meeting of the year 2022 which took place pm 28 April 2022.
We would like to invite you to the next public meeting of the Association, which will take place on Tuesday 31 May at 2 pm.

Staff Association public meeting

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Thursday 28 April at 11.00 a.m.

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Thursday 28 April at 11.00 a.m.

PUBLIC MEETING ON 28 MARCH 2022: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers the third public meeting of the year 2022.

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers the third public meeting of the year 2022.

Staff Association public meeting

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Monday 28 March at 2.00 p.m.

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Monday 28 March at 2.00 p.m.

News about your Staff Association membership

Following discussions, the Management and the Staff Association are pleased to announce that consensus has been reached on the issue of the collection of Staff Association membership fees.

Following discussions, the Management and the Staff Association are pleased to announce that consensus has been reached on the issue of the collection of Staff Association membership fees.

Information to the personnel - Collecting of Staff Association's membership fees

On 28 January you received an email from the Director of Finance and Human Resources regarding the issue of the deduction of Staff Association membership fees from your January salary. As announced during the Association's public meeting on 31 January, here are our responses to the main points raised in the email.

On 28 January you received an email from the Director of Finance and Human Resources regarding the issue of the deduction of Staff Association membership fees from your January salary. As announced during the Association's public meeting on 31 January, here are our responses to the main points raised in the email.

PUBLIC MEETING OF 31 JANUARY 2022: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank all the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in this first public meeting of the year 2022. On this occasion, our representatives presented the state of progress of the themes that are of major concern at the beginning of 2022.

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank all the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in this first public meeting of the year 2022. On this occasion, our representatives presented the state of progress of the themes that are of major concern at the beginning of 2022.

Staff Council of January 18, 2022

The Staff Council (SC) of the Staff Association (SA) has decided for its new mandate 2022-2023 to communicate even more widely to all personnel, members and non-members of the SA.

The Staff Council (SC) of the Staff Association (SA) has decided for its new mandate 2022-2023 to communicate even more widely to all personnel, members and non-members of the SA.

Latest developments regarding the on-going discussions about the status of USERs

We would like to update you on the latest developments regarding the on-going discussions about the status of USERs and the impact on the introduction of the “Cost of Living Allowance” (COLA).

We would like to update you on the latest developments regarding the on-going discussions about the status of USERs and the impact on the introduction of the “Cost of Living Allowance” (COLA).

To all members of personnel...

You have had the opportunity to be informed of this if you have followed our last public meetings, for the first time in CERN's history, and after more than two years of discussions with the Management, the annual membership fees to the Staff Association (SA) have not been deducted from the January salaries of SA members.

You have had the opportunity to be informed of this if you have followed our last public meetings, for the first time in CERN's history, and after more than two years of discussions with the Management, the annual membership fees to the Staff Association (SA) have not been deducted from the January salaries of SA members.

Don't forget to sign the Petition to support CERN USERs!

In the previous ECHO we informed you about the petition to support CERN Users who are facing financial difficulties following CERN's decision to reclassify subsistence payments made to CERN USERs under a new category, namely a “cost of living” (COLA) allowance.

In the previous ECHO we informed you about the petition to support CERN Users who are facing financial difficulties following CERN's decision to reclassify subsistence payments made to CERN USERs under a new category, namely a “cost of living” (COLA) allowance.

Results of the elections of the new Executive Committee

In accordance with the Statutes of the Staff Association, the Staff Council, in its meeting of 14 December 2021, elected a new Executive Committee.

In accordance with the Statutes of the Staff Association, the Staff Council, in its meeting of 14 December 2021, elected a new Executive Committee.

Happy New Year 2022

This first issue of ECHO in 2022 gives us the opportunity to wish you and your families happiness and success.

This first issue of ECHO in 2022 gives us the opportunity to wish you and your families happiness and success.

PUBLIC MEETING OF DECEMBER 2, 2021 : THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in the public meeting on 2 December.

The Staff Association would first of all like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in the public meeting on 2 December.

After the elections of the new Staff Council, the Staff Association Assizes on 29 and 30 November 2021

Life within the Staff Association (SA) is punctuated - on a daily basis - by the circumstances in which it must invest, while respecting its own Statutes. These define its tasks and duties, the first of which is the representation and defense of personnel’s rights in the broadest sense. But there are also other formal and important moments that are unavoidable.

Life within the Staff Association (SA) is punctuated - on a daily basis - by the circumstances in which it must invest, while respecting its own Statutes. These define its tasks and duties, the first of which is the representation and defense of personnel’s rights in the broadest sense. But there are also other formal and important moments that are unavoidable.

Results of the 2021 elections

The election of the Staff Council for the period 2022-2023 is now over. Of course, we also thank all those who stood as candidates and expressed their commitment to defend the interests of the personnel and of CERN actively.

The election of the Staff Council for the period 2022-2023 is now over. Of course, we also thank all those who stood as candidates and expressed their commitment to defend the interests of the personnel and of CERN actively.

Join the Staff Association!

The Staff Association reminds all employed members of the personnel (i.e. staff members and fellows) that till the end of the year joining the Staff Association is free!

The Staff Association reminds all employed members of the personnel (i.e. staff members and fellows) that till the end of the year joining the Staff Association is free!

Last week to elect your representatives!

Make your voice heard, pick and support your delegates!
The voting takes place from 25 October to 15 November, at noon.

Make your voice heard, pick and support your delegates!
The voting takes place from 25 October to 15 November, at noon.

2021 Elections to Staff Council

We hope that you will be many to vote and to elect the new Staff Council!

We hope that you will be many to vote and to elect the new Staff Council!

Will the Pension Fund be put at risk again?

Following the 2008 financial market crash, the CERN Council adopted a balanced package of measures which formally committed staff, pensioners and the Organisation to contribute together to achieve a balanced Pension Fund by 2041.

Following the 2008 financial market crash, the CERN Council adopted a balanced package of measures which formally committed staff, pensioners and the Organisation to contribute together to achieve a balanced Pension Fund by 2041.

Your delegates and the statutory role of the Staff Association

In an Organisation like ours, the rights that govern our employment and working conditions are different from those applicable if we were working for an employer in one of our Member States, which is subject to national laws.

In an Organisation like ours, the rights that govern our employment and working conditions are different from those applicable if we were working for an employer in one of our Member States, which is subject to national laws.

PUBLIC MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 : THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The Staff Association would first like to thank the Employed and Associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers during the public meeting of September 24.

The Staff Association would first like to thank the Employed and Associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers during the public meeting of September 24.

Reminder! The Association needs you

All the staff members, fellows and associated members of personnel who are members of the Staff Association can engage and submit their application until October 15 at 5 pm.

All the staff members, fellows and associated members of personnel who are members of the Staff Association can engage and submit their application until October 15 at 5 pm.

A new meeting of the Staff Association with Member and Associate Member States!

Since almost a year and half, the health situation still does not allow a cocktail in person, so the Association has adapted once again to the context by organizing on Wednesday 15 September a remote “cocktail” with all the delegations of the Member States and Associate Member States and their “Ambassadors” of the Association.

Since almost a year and half, the health situation still does not allow a cocktail in person, so the Association has adapted once again to the context by organizing on Wednesday 15 September a remote “cocktail” with all the delegations of the Member States and Associate Member States and their “Ambassadors” of the Association.

Staff delegates: representatives of all the Organization's members of personnel

As already announced in the previous ECHO, in October of this year, elections will be held for your staff delegates for the 2022-2023 term

As already announced in the previous ECHO, in October of this year, elections will be held for your staff delegates for the 2022-2023 term

Public Meeting

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Friday 24 September at 11.00 a.m.

The next Staff Association public meeting will take place on Friday 24 September at 11.00 a.m.

Elections of employee delegates – Become a member, get involved and vote!

The Association's Staff Council is renewed every two years. This year the election process will start on 14 September.

The Association's Staff Council is renewed every two years. This year the election process will start on 14 September.

Teleworking, new Operational circular n°7 (OC7)

The COVID pandemic has drastically modified our way of working, and working from home has become the norm for most of us. The teleworking has proven itself an important aspect of ensuring business continuity, whereas under normal circumstances it provides also an opportunity for better work-life balance. On the other side for others, the teleworking may have negative effects, such as isolation (particularly for individuals living alone), and the loss of contact with colleagues.

The COVID pandemic has drastically modified our way of working, and working from home has become the norm for most of us. The teleworking has proven itself an important aspect of ensuring business continuity, whereas under normal circumstances it provides also an opportunity for better work-life balance. On the other side for others, the teleworking may have negative effects, such as isolation (particularly for individuals living alone), and the loss of contact with colleagues.

Dispute settlement at CERN: new a complaint mechanism

The new annexes to Operational Circular No. 11 (OC11) “The processing of personal data at CERN” introduces an independent, expert supervisory authority for data protection matters, the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

The new annexes to Operational Circular No. 11 (OC11) “The processing of personal data at CERN” introduces an independent, expert supervisory authority for data protection matters, the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

YOU and the Staff Council elections

Do you want to improve your working and employment conditions? Do you want CERN to pay close attention to the views of its personnel, to be at the forefront of the latest social advances? Do you have ideas about the working time, careers, recruitment, diversity, health insurance or pensions? This is your chance to contribute to change, to put your ideas forward, to be heard! The Staff Association will renew the Staff Council in the last quarter of 2021.

Do you want to improve your working and employment conditions? Do you want CERN to pay close attention to the views of its personnel, to be at the forefront of the latest social advances? Do you have ideas about the working time, careers, recruitment, diversity, health insurance or pensions? This is your chance to contribute to change, to put your ideas forward, to be heard! The Staff Association will renew the Staff Council in the last quarter of 2021.

Focus on the General Assembly of Tuesday 25 June 2021

Due to the health restrictions applied to date, the General Assembly of the CERN Staff Association (SA) was held once again remotely by video conference. The General Assembly is, as every year, a privileged moment during which you can inform yourselves and take note of all the activities and successes of the past year.

Due to the health restrictions applied to date, the General Assembly of the CERN Staff Association (SA) was held once again remotely by video conference. The General Assembly is, as every year, a privileged moment during which you can inform yourselves and take note of all the activities and successes of the past year.

Focus on TREF’s Meeting of 28 May 2021

The reports produced in the context of each 5-yearly review of employment conditions (5YR) on comparisons between CERN’s financial and social conditions and those of comparator employers are among the most important documents the Tripartite Employment-conditions Forum (TREF) examines and discusses. Indeed, these reports form the basis for Management proposals regarding modifications, if any, to CERN’s financial and social conditions to ensure that the Organization is able to attract from all Member States staff of the highest competence and integrity, and thereafter is able to retain and motivate them. These reports, submitted by Management, are thus always subjected to the scrutiny of Member State and Staff Association TREF representatives. In the context of the 2021 5YR (5YR2021), this was the case at the TREF meeting of 28 May 2021.

The reports produced in the context of each 5-yearly review of employment conditions (5YR) on comparisons between CERN’s financial and social conditions and those of comparator employers are among the most important documents the Tripartite Employment-conditions Forum (TREF) examines and discusses. Indeed, these reports form the basis for Management proposals regarding modifications, if any, to CERN’s financial and social conditions to ensure that the Organization is able to attract from all Member States staff of the highest competence and integrity, and thereafter is able to retain and motivate them. These reports, submitted by Management, are thus always subjected to the scrutiny of Member State and Staff Association TREF representatives. In the context of the 2021 5YR (5YR2021), this was the case at the TREF meeting of 28 May 2021.

The Staff Association Ambassadors' cocktail meeting: adapting to the new reality of COVID-19!

For more than 25 years, the Staff Association, taking advantage of the presence at CERN of delegations to the Council and the Finance Committee, has organised a cocktail party twice a year, in March and in September after the Finance Committee meeting. It brings together delegates from Member States and Associate Member States with the nationals of their country, chosen by the Staff Association among the Organisation's personnel to be "ambassadors" of the Association and the personnel. For the first time in its history, the traditional "cocktail party" of the Association's Ambassadors had to be interrupted, throughout the year 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Association did not give up and resumed this practice in March 2021, in a brand new form via Zoom, while adapting to the current health context.

For more than 25 years, the Staff Association, taking advantage of the presence at CERN of delegations to the Council and the Finance Committee, has organised a cocktail party twice a year, in March and in September after the Finance Committee meeting. It brings together delegates from Member States and Associate Member States with the nationals of their country, chosen by the Staff Association among the Organisation's personnel to be "ambassadors" of the Association and the personnel. For the first time in its history, the traditional "cocktail party" of the Association's Ambassadors had to be interrupted, throughout the year 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Association did not give up and resumed this practice in March 2021, in a brand new form via Zoom, while adapting to the current health context.

PUBLIC MEETING OF JUNE 7, 2021 : THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The Staff Association would first like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers during the public meeting of June 7.

The Staff Association would first like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers during the public meeting of June 7.

General Assembly 2021- Agenda

This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 11 am.

This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 11 am.

The working group on career development finally starts its work!

We informed you in our ECHO No. 356 that the mandate of this working group was, as we expected for a long time, about to be finalised. It is now done! At the SCC meeting on 6 May, the mandate, whose objectives you will find below, was approved by the Management and the Staff Association. Three members of the management including HR Department representatives and three members of the SA will compose this working group. The kick-off meeting will take place on June 3.

We informed you in our ECHO No. 356 that the mandate of this working group was, as we expected for a long time, about to be finalised. It is now done! At the SCC meeting on 6 May, the mandate, whose objectives you will find below, was approved by the Management and the Staff Association. Three members of the management including HR Department representatives and three members of the SA will compose this working group. The kick-off meeting will take place on June 3.

Public meeting- 7 June at 11am

Do you have any questions about the Five- Yearly Review of employment conditions 2021 (5YR 2021)? Would you like to know more about the Staff Association's program of work for 2021? Do you have any suggestions on this topic?

Do you have any questions about the Five- Yearly Review of employment conditions 2021 (5YR 2021)? Would you like to know more about the Staff Association's program of work for 2021? Do you have any suggestions on this topic?

Becoming a Staff Delegate: Why not you?

By becoming a Staff Delegate your job will be to represent the personnel, on the one hand by serving as a social link between the personnel (from your electoral college) and the Association, and on the other hand by defending the individual rights and social benefits of all CERN personnel. Through your active participation in the Association's activities, you work to improve the social conditions of all the members of personnel of the Organisation.

By becoming a Staff Delegate your job will be to represent the personnel, on the one hand by serving as a social link between the personnel (from your electoral college) and the Association, and on the other hand by defending the individual rights and social benefits of all CERN personnel. Through your active participation in the Association's activities, you work to improve the social conditions of all the members of personnel of the Organisation.

Staff Association General Assembly

In the first semester of each year, the Staff Association (SA) invites its members to attend and participate in the Ordinary General Assembly (OGA). This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 11 am.

In the first semester of each year, the Staff Association (SA) invites its members to attend and participate in the Ordinary General Assembly (OGA). This year the OGA will be held on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 11 am.

The Staff Association and the protection of personal data

The Staff Association, like all services of the Organisation, must comply with Operational Circular 11 (OC11), concerning the protection of personal data. Privacy Notices for activities within the Association have been finalised and published to ensure the proper handling of personal data.

The Staff Association, like all services of the Organisation, must comply with Operational Circular 11 (OC11), concerning the protection of personal data. Privacy Notices for activities within the Association have been finalised and published to ensure the proper handling of personal data.

YOU and THE STAFF ASSOCIATION

Article S VII 1.01 of the Staff Regulations and Rules (S&RP) states that "[…] relations between the Director-General and the personnel shall be established either on an individual basis or on a collective basis with the Staff Association as intermediary". This important role of the Association's delegates, to be the spokespersons of all the Organization's personnel to the Director General and the Member States, is given concrete form by regular participation in the various joint committees defined in the S&RP.

Article S VII 1.01 of the Staff Regulations and Rules (S&RP) states that "[…] relations between the Director-General and the personnel shall be established either on an individual basis or on a collective basis with the Staff Association as intermediary". This important role of the Association's delegates, to be the spokespersons of all the Organization's personnel to the Director General and the Member States, is given concrete form by regular participation in the various joint committees defined in the S&RP.

The 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.

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.

The Staff Association's cocktail meeting with Member and Associate Member States have resumed!

During the past 18 months, the Staff Association (SA) had not organized any cocktail meeting with the Member States and Associate Member States of the Organization, due to the health situation and its wish to privilege a direct contact with the delegations.
That is now in the past!

During the past 18 months, the Staff Association (SA) had not organized any cocktail meeting with the Member States and Associate Member States of the Organization, due to the health situation and its wish to privilege a direct contact with the delegations.
That is now in the past!

PUBLIC MEETING OF MARCH 19, 2021 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Dear Colleagues,
The Staff Association would first and foremost like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in the March 19 public meeting.

Dear Colleagues,
The Staff Association would first and foremost like to thank the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in large numbers in the March 19 public meeting.

Public meeting- 19 March at 11am

Do you have any questions about the Five- Yearly Review of employment conditions 2021 (5YR 2021)? Would you like to know the Staff Association's priorities for 2021? Do you have any suggestions on this topic?

Do you have any questions about the Five- Yearly Review of employment conditions 2021 (5YR 2021)? Would you like to know the Staff Association's priorities for 2021? Do you have any suggestions on this topic?

Creation of the SCC sub-group on career development

In the questionnaire sent to all employed members of personnel (MEPs) at the end of 2019, the personnel expressed a clear expectation that the career development aspects, which have undergone major changes in the 2015 five-yearly review, would be improved.

In the questionnaire sent to all employed members of personnel (MEPs) at the end of 2019, the personnel expressed a clear expectation that the career development aspects, which have undergone major changes in the 2015 five-yearly review, would be improved.

Donation of annual leave: Did you know?

This measure, decided at the end of the last five-yearly review in 2015, although in view of the Staff Association it is still flawed (we will come back to this point below), already makes it possible to help you in certain extremely difficult situations that you may encounter.

This measure, decided at the end of the last five-yearly review in 2015, although in view of the Staff Association it is still flawed (we will come back to this point below), already makes it possible to help you in certain extremely difficult situations that you may encounter.

Did you think that the problem of collecting the membership fees had been solved? Absolutely not!

For more than 60 year’s, each January, the Organization's standard practice, has been to pay, into the Association's bank account the total amount of individual membership fees calculated on the basis of the annual basic salary of each member.

For more than 60 year’s, each January, the Organization's standard practice, has been to pay, into the Association's bank account the total amount of individual membership fees calculated on the basis of the annual basic salary of each member.

Thank you Dominique!

Saying thank you is completely natural when a very active member of the Association decides to take a well-deserved retirement,

Today, it is Dominique Denuzière's turn.

Saying thank you is completely natural when a very active member of the Association decides to take a well-deserved retirement,

Today, it is Dominique Denuzière's turn.

A new victory on the CSG/CRDS front at the Bourg-en-Bresse Court, Social security section, December 7, 2020

This new victory concerns CERN pensioners who also receive a compulsory French pension and are therefore automatically affiliated to the social security system.

This new victory concerns CERN pensioners who also receive a compulsory French pension and are therefore automatically affiliated to the social security system.

First meeting of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC) on 4 February 2021

Mr. Raphael Bello, Director of Finance and Human Resources and new President of the SCC, and Mr. Manfred Krammer, Head of the EP Department, joined the management delegation at this first meeting of the year.

Mr. Raphael Bello, Director of Finance and Human Resources and new President of the SCC, and Mr. Manfred Krammer, Head of the EP Department, joined the management delegation at this first meeting of the year.

A throwback to the Committees week at the end of 2020

The CERN Finance Committee and Council took place from 9 to 11 December 2020. The subjects dealt with were particularly important, with numerous and dense debates.

The Staff Association particularly noted the following decisions affecting the financial and social conditions of the personnel, which were recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the Council:

The CERN Finance Committee and Council took place from 9 to 11 December 2020. The subjects dealt with were particularly important, with numerous and dense debates.

The Staff Association particularly noted the following decisions affecting the financial and social conditions of the personnel, which were recommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the Council:

Discover the new website of the Staff Association

The Staff Association's website had to migrate to Drupal 8, as did all of the Organization's websites.

We therefore decided to take this opportunity to review not only the content but also to improve the structure and design to make it easier for you to find information but also to make you want to consult it!

The Staff Association's website had to migrate to Drupal 8, as did all of the Organization's websites.

We therefore decided to take this opportunity to review not only the content but also to improve the structure and design to make it easier for you to find information but also to make you want to consult it!

Happy New Year 2021!

At the beginning of this New Year and the first issue of ECHO in 2021, the Staff Association would like to express its best wishes for happiness, success and, how could we fail to underline it, for health to you and all your loved ones!

We can only hope, despite the still worrying health situation, that the year 2021 will allow us to put human contact in person back at the center of our family, friendly and professional lives!

At the beginning of this New Year and the first issue of ECHO in 2021, the Staff Association would like to express its best wishes for happiness, success and, how could we fail to underline it, for health to you and all your loved ones!

We can only hope, despite the still worrying health situation, that the year 2021 will allow us to put human contact in person back at the center of our family, friendly and professional lives!

Zoom on the CSR (“Comité de Surveillance des Restaurants”)*

Since its creation, the crowds we usually see, on a daily basis, in our three restaurants and around ten satellite cafeterias located throughout the Meyrin and Prévessin sites, have crystallized CERN’s every-day social life.

Since its creation, the crowds we usually see, on a daily basis, in our three restaurants and around ten satellite cafeterias located throughout the Meyrin and Prévessin sites, have crystallized CERN’s every-day social life.

CONCERTATION, a long practice

In the 2018 issue of Echo N°284, the Association published an interview, largely devoted to concertation at CERN, with Mr Bernard Dormy, the outgoing French delegate to the Finance Committee at this time, who was successively Vice-President and President of the TREF (Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum) from 2011 to 2017.

In the 2018 issue of Echo N°284, the Association published an interview, largely devoted to concertation at CERN, with Mr Bernard Dormy, the outgoing French delegate to the Finance Committee at this time, who was successively Vice-President and President of the TREF (Tripartite Employment Conditions Forum) from 2011 to 2017.

Against the spread of COVID-19, a new proximity detection device for CERN personnel: the 'Proximeter'.

Fast and complete contact tracing is a recognized means of breaking the chains of contamination of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this tracing has been done manually by the medical service based on the memories we may have of our movements and the people we met.

Fast and complete contact tracing is a recognized means of breaking the chains of contamination of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this tracing has been done manually by the medical service based on the memories we may have of our movements and the people we met.

Happy Holidays to All!

Above all, at the end of the year 2020, which will undoubtedly remain engraved in our memories, the time has come to look back on these long months spent under the threat of the Covid-19.

Above all, at the end of the year 2020, which will undoubtedly remain engraved in our memories, the time has come to look back on these long months spent under the threat of the Covid-19.

CSAIO - Exchanges and Sharing of Ideas for Staff Associations of International Organisations and European Agencies

Each year, in autumn, the CSAIO (Conference of Staff Associations of International Organizations) conference is usually held for two days; this conference is reserved for Staff Associations of International Organisations, mainly based in Europe, and for European Agencies.
This year, due to the health situation, the conference was held via teleconference on a single day

Each year, in autumn, the CSAIO (Conference of Staff Associations of International Organizations) conference is usually held for two days; this conference is reserved for Staff Associations of International Organisations, mainly based in Europe, and for European Agencies.
This year, due to the health situation, the conference was held via teleconference on a single day

Public meeting of November 5: thank you for your participation and your questions!

The Staff Association (SA) would like to begin by thanking the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in the November 5, 2020 public meeting.

The Staff Association (SA) would like to begin by thanking the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in the November 5, 2020 public meeting.

The CSG-CRDS saga

The CSG-CRDS saga, after five years, a first positive milestone for international civil servants and retirees of international organizations.

The CSG-CRDS saga, after five years, a first positive milestone for international civil servants and retirees of international organizations.