September 2013

No love for Luxembourg….WHY? Union Syndicale Luxembourg proposes an Action plan

Dear Colleagues,

Union Syndicale Luxembourg wants to propose an action plan aimed at making the national and European political authorities – and especially the European Parliament, which faces an election in 2014 – aware of the fact that Luxembourg is not El Dorado – as some people seem to believe – and that the staff of the European Institutions there suffer discriminatory treatment which is contrary to the Staff Regulations.

Action against the European Commission with a view to the introduction of a weighting for Luxembourg

In an application dated 6 August 2013, Union Syndicale Luxembourg (hereinafter "USL") and Solidarité Européenne (hereinafter "SE"), both of which are qualified representatives of the officials and other servants of the European Union assigned to Luxembourg, called on the European Commission to take action and, specifically, to conduct a statistical and economic study to assess whether there are disparities in purchasing power between the officials and other servants of the European Union assigned to Luxembourg, a country for which there is currently no weighting, and those assigned to Brussels.