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LATEST NEWS

15th December 2020

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that Ms. G. Ingestad and Mr. S. Quest have responded to USI's Open Letter on healthcare.

In particular, Ms. Ingestad, writing also on behalf of Mr. Quest, shares our point of view on the need to find a conclusive solution to the problem we have raised on healthcare for our colleagues under the Italian National Health Service.

HR and JRC Directors-General share furthermore our view on the need to reach a general agreement that allows our colleagues access to the National Health Service.

We would like to thank Ms. Ingestad and Mr. Quest for accepting our request to re-establish contacts with the Italian authorities and for making themselves available in relation to this critical situation that has already affected several colleagues. In such a dramatic period for the current pandemic, we are pleased to receive from our Institution this constructive response which is considerate of the health and well-being of the staff.

This positive response to USI's requests is in addition to the USI initiatives in the field of healthcare, related to the appeal to the Regional Administrative Court of Lombardy and to the support of a specific request according to Art. 24.

USI considers it essential to devote its resources to solving concrete and relevant problems affecting the professional and personal lives of all colleagues.

We will continue with conviction on this path.
We are grateful to all those who have expressed their appreciation to us.
We will keep you informed about any updates.

Link for Reply to USI’s Open Letter from the HR and JRC Directors-General

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Cari colleghi,

Desideriamo informarvi che la Sig. a G Ingestad ed il Sig. S.Quest hanno risposto alla lettera aperta dell’ USI in materia di assistenza sanitaria.

In particolare, la Sig. Ingestad, scrivendo anche a nome del Sig. Quest, condivide il nostro punto di vista sulla necessità di individuare una soluzione definitiva alla problematica da noi sollevata sull’assistenza sanitaria per i nostri colleghi da parte del servizio sanitario italiano.


I Direttori generali HR e JRC condividono inoltre la nostra opinione in merito alla necessità di raggiungere un accordo generale che consenta ai nostri colleghi l’accesso al Servizio sanitario Nazionale.

Ringraziamo la Sig.a Ingestad ed il Sig. Quest anche per aver accolto la nostra richiesta di ristabilire i contatti con le autorità italiane e per essersi resi disponibili in relazione alle situazioni critiche che riguardano già diversi colleghi. In un periodo così drammatico per la pandemia in atto siamo lieti di ricevere dalla nostra Istituzione questa risposta costruttiva, ed attenta alla salute ed al benessere del Personale.


Questa positiva risposta alle richieste dell’USI si aggiunge alle iniziative USI, in materia di assistenza sanitaria, connesse al ricorso al Tribunale Amministrativo regionale della Lombardia ed al supporto ad una specifica richiesta ai sensi dell’Art. 24.

L’USI considera essenziale destinare le proprie risorse alla soluzione di problemi concreti e rilevanti che riguardano la vita professionale e personale di tutti i colleghi.

Proseguiremo con convinzione su questo cammino.
Siamo grati a tutti i colleghi che ci stanno manifestando il loro apprezzamento.
Continueremo a tenervi aggiornati.

Link per Testo della risposta dei Direttori Generali alla Lettera aperta dell’USI


November 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Following the healthcare communications that are circulating, USI informs you that it has undertaken concrete actions in order to defend the right to healthcare of all officials/agents and pensioners of the European institutions it represents in Italy

    1. USI, already back in March 2020, commissioned a legal report to verify the legal basis that ensures for pensioners or European officials/agents in Italy, the full right to healthcare and therefore the registration and coverage of the SSN.

    2. In November 2020, USI provided legal assistance to one of its members in an appeal to the Regional Administrative Court (TAR Lombardy) due to the refusal of the assignment of a general practitioner, and consequently, regarding the withdrawal of national healthcare coverage.

    3. On Friday, November 27, 2020, USI sent an Open Letter to JRC and HR's Directors-General. In the Open Letter, USI communicated the legal and substantive reasons that make Italian healthcare coverage legitimate for officials and agents of the European institutions (including pensioners), also indicating the reasons why no contribution can legitimately be requested from officials/agents in order to be able to use the SSN. Finally, USI recalled that the decision of the Italian Ministry communicated by the PMO was indicated as a transitional solution, pending a negotiation with the European Commission.

    4. USI has provided assistance to one of its members for the presentation to DG HR of article 24 in December 2020.

Also in the Open Letter, USI concludes by asking that the services of the European Commission react positively through an immediate start of negotiations.

Other USI initiatives are ongoing.

For further updates and information please contact our secretariat at: jrc-usi-ispra@ec.europa.eu


Nuova Composizione del Consiglio Sindacale
New Composition of Union Council
Nouvelle composition du Conseil syndical

Octobre 2020

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Con la presente, US-I comunica la nuova composizione del Consiglio Sindacale dando il benvenuto ai colleghi Flavio Forcina e Alessandra Fantini. US-I coglie l’occasione per ringraziare sentitamente il Sig. Adrien Taruffi e la Sig.ra Audrey Bechirian, che lasciano rispettivamente per pensionamento e per assunzione presso altra Istituzione, per l’attività svolta in questi anni e per il loro supporto molto apprezzato.

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US-I would like to communicate the new composition of its Council by welcoming colleagues Flavio Forcina and Alessandra Fantini. US-I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank Mr Adrien Taruffi and Mrs Audrey Bechirian, who leave respectively for retirement and recruitment to another institution, for their work and their much appreciated support over the years.

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US-I annonce la nouvelle composition du Conseil syndical en accueillant ses collègues Flavio Forcina et Alessandra Fantini. L’US-I profite de l’occasion pour remercier chaleureusement M. Adrien Taruffi et Mme Audrey Bechirian, qui partent respectivement pour la retraite et le recrutement dans une autre institution, pour leur travail de ces dernières années et pour leur soutien apprécié.

Ermolli Monica
Montaretto Marullo Umberto
Scabini Fabrizia
Zoppeddu Salvatore
Mattana Osvaldo
Bocci Fabio
Ceccone Giacomo
Forcina Flavio
Fantini Alessandra

Partecipazione al Comité Fédéral dell'Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF)

AIA (NL) il 2 e 3 febbraio 2018

in vista della preparazione del Congresso USF che si terrà dal 30/05 al 02/06 2019 .

Fanno parte del Comité Fédéral USF: Monica Ermolli e Umberto Montaretto Marullo. Supplenti: Nicola Ardigo, Annett Janusch Roi

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What is the role of Trade Union?

What is done in the Committees?

Among others, two concrete examples to answer to the colleagues who ask us what the union role is about or what is done in the committees.

1. The TRADE UNION represents YOU ​​in the negotiations with the Commission to modify the general implementation provisions of the statute

EXAMPLE: THE CALCULATION OF PENSION RIGHTS

On Thursday 26.01.2018, during the plenary meeting of the Central Staff Committee, Mr. Christian Roques, (DG HR), explained how the PMO calculates the pension rights of the colleagues who transfer national payments into the Commission's funds and what difficulties the PMO meets in doing the calculation by applying the rules in force.

To eliminate these difficulties, the proposal is to open the negotiations with the unions to establish new implementing provisions in 2019.

2. The TRADE UNION represents YOU ​​in the negotiations with the Commission to modify the general implementation provisions of the statute

EXAMPLE: REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL EXPENSES

During the last meeting of the Joint Sickness Insurance's Joint Management Committee (JSIS) on 17 and 18 January 2018, the PMO proposed to the staff and administration representatives to open the negotiations in 2019 in order to modify the rules that determine the amount of reimbursements of medical expenses.

These examples are just two SMALL concrete examples of the decisive role of unions and committees for all of us.

Union Syndicale participates in all negotiations with the administration and has representatives of the staff in all Committees.

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-Presentazione "Union Syndicale Ispra 2017" è disponibile in versione italiana, inglese e francese.

-USI ha negoziato nuove condizioni particolarmente favorevoli per i suoi aderenti con BNP PARIBAS, agenzia di Ispra.

Dettagli dell'offerta disponibili in italiano e inglese.


Union Syndicale Fédérale Ispra (USI) is an organisation of workers employed by the European institutions and bodies located at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

USI is a local section of the Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF). USI is a Trade Union independent of any political, private or governmental interests, religious or philosophical movements.

The main goal of the trade union is to contribute to a modern and democratic Europe by actively supporting the Institutions and the active solidarity among the staff.

The trade union safeguards the general interests, the moral and economic rights of all staff of all institutions and in particular of its own affiliates.

USF has sections in several Institutions such as in the: European Commission, European Parliament, Council, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors or in Agencies.

Union Syndicale participates in negotiations at all levels (administrative, technical and political) to establish the working conditions as it is foreseen in the Staff Regulations applicable to all agents and officials.

USI acts in favour of the stability of the employment contracts by encouraging the:

  • career development

  • the promotion right

  • moral and professional development

USI defends the rights regarding:

  • flexitime

  • teleworking

  • gender balance

  • indemnities

  • shift work

  • required availabilities

Last but not least, USI acts to preserve the purchasing power of salaries and pensions. Other fundamental topics for the trade union refer to the enhancement and optimisation of the family's living conditions at the different working sites supporting the:

  • European School

  • health care system (CGAM)

  • unemployment indemnity

The trade Union supports the Central Staff Committee (CCP) of the Commission chaired by Mr Ignazio Iacono, member of Union Syndicale Bruxelles.

All Union Syndicale sections support their candidates elected in the different Local Staff Committees (LSC) to carry out their task of control and surveillance of the correct implementation of the Staff Regulation.

Agora is a biannually issued magazine by USF dealing with political news and issues affecting the staff. It is available in the main different EU languages.

Principal services offered by USI in collaboration with USF refer to:

  • drafting of administrative appeals (article 90/2)

  • legal assistance in case of personal or working related controversial cases

USI helps you to prepare for EPSO tests thanks with books and online trainings.