RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF 15 OCTOBER 2012

(adopted by unanimity)

 

Staff of the General Secretariat of the Council, at their General Meeting held on

15 October 2012,

Recalling the resolution of the General Meeting of 2 October 2012,

INSIST once again on staff representatives being fully involved in the negotiations to amend the Staff Regulations (tetralogue);

CANNOT ACCEPT the European Council meeting on 22 and 23 November setting a ceiling for Heading V of the multiannual financial framework lower than that proposed by the Commission, resulting in the paralysis of the European institutions;

DECIDE on a two days of strike action, on 8 November 2012 and 16 November 2012, in support of the two preceding demands;

DECIDE also to hold a further General Meeting in the days following 8 November to decide on further actions if no guarantees are given;

AGREE that the trade unions may suspend the strike and immediately call staff to a General Meeting if the President of the European Council gives guarantees that the ceiling of Heading V will not be reduced;

ASK the Commission to defend its proposal for the financial framework by signalling that it is ready to withdraw it should it be denatured;

CALL on the staff of all institutions to show their solidarity by joining in the action taken at the General Secretariat of the Council.