Staff Federations' Letter to Executive Heads on the Global Day of Action

The three staff federations (CCISUA, FICSA and UNISERV) have sent a letter to Executive Heads, expressing staff's loss of confidence in the independence and technical competency of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

Staff federations called for a Global day of action on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 in protest at continued deterioration in conditions of service. Staff actions included a large demonstration in Bangkok, a work stoppage in Addis, the first day of a week of action in Nairobi, a work stoppage in Geneva that stopped the Human Rights Council, along with a demonstration and the announcement of a strike ballot, staff assemblies and gatherings in Vienna, New York and many field duty stations such as Iraq, Darfur, Syria, South Sudan, Kuwait, Uganda and Pakistan.

Check CCISUA website to see updates on this global campaign.

Further days of action are being planned, allowing voices of staff to be heard from around the world. We are also in dialogue with management to seek solutions and get agreement on future reforms.



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Mandatory age of separation is now 65 for all staff

Effective 1 January 2018, the Mandatory Age of Separation is now 65 years of age for all staff members.

This is the outcome of a long and ultimately successful campaign by staff unions that received your strong support. It reflects demographic change, takes on board realities in the outside world and benefits the pension fund.

As staff unions requested and the General Assembly accepted, for those who joined before 1990 or 2014 and therefore have a normal retirement age of 60 or 62, you will retain the right to a retirement benefit upon reaching 60 or 62 (subject to the usual conditions and calculations) and an early retirement benefit upon reaching 55.

If you choose to work beyond 60 or 62, the increased years of participation will simply be reflected in your retirement benefit, when you choose to take it, in line with the standard calculations.

Please visit the  FAQs on the Mandatory Age of Separation for more details on its implementation.




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Staff Unions met with Member States to defend your interests

Over the past weeks, representatives of UN Staff Unions have been engaging with participants of the General Assembly in New York on the pay cut, management reforms, hot-desking and other issues.

Pay cuts and Pension Fund: Statement at the General Assembly's Administrative and Budget Committee (Fifth Committee) on the pay cuts in Geneva and soon to follow elsewhere, and concerns with the management of the Pension Fund made worse by recent audits. The statement is here.

Management reforms: The position position document covering administrative offshoring, flexible workspace, performance management and gender parity.


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Audits find procurement irregularities and poor project management at UN Pension Fund

CCISUA mid-term meeting digest

Staff Unions meet with Secretary-General

Report on the Global Staff Satisfaction Survey (February 2017).

Petition against pay cuts and for greater say by staff in their pay

CCISUA General Assembly takes place in Addis Ababa: decisions and the work ahead

Positive developments for staff at the GA

António Gutteres's first meeting as Secretary-General was with Staff Unions!

Say NO and OPT OUT of the new internal tax on justice




CCISUA General Assembly, Bangkok, 29 May - 1 June 2018

Staff-Management Committee (SMC) VII meeting, New York, 18 - 23 June 2018

87th Session of the ICSC, UN Bonn, Germany, 9 - 20 July 2018

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